Electricity Production from Nuclear Sources

Based on a comparison of 31 countries in 2017, USA ranked the highest in electricity production from nuclear sources with 847,315 GWh followed by France and China. On the other end of the scale was Lithuania with 0 GWh, Kazakhstan with 0 GWh and Netherlands with 5,338 GWh.

Total electricity production from nuclear sources reached 2,635,561 GWh in 2017 in the World according to World Bank / EIA. This is 0.862% more than in the previous year and 4.21% less than 10 years ago.

Historically, total electricity production from nuclear sources reached an all time high of 2,803,605 GWh in 2006 and an all time low of 2,924 GWh in 1960. The average annual growth amounted to 12.7% since 1960.

The top ranked country, USA, accounted for 32.1 % of electricity production from nuclear sources in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 56.7 % share while the ten largest countries some 85.0% in 2017.

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Country Unit 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Argentina GWh                                                               6,400 6,402 6,239 5,789 7,147    
Armenia GWh ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...                                 2,548 ... ... ... ... ... ...
Belgium GWh                                                               48,234 40,295 42,644 33,703 26,103    
Brazil GWh ... ... ... ...                                                       15,659 16,038 15,450 15,378 14,734    
Bulgaria GWh                                                               16,314 15,785 14,171 15,867 15,379    
Canada GWh                                                               92,938 94,203 102,720 106,535 101,101    
China GWh ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...                                     86,350 97,394 111,613 132,538 170,789    
Czech Republic GWh ... ... ...                                                         28,283 30,324 30,745 30,325 26,841    
European Union GWh                                                               907,013 882,603 877,096 876,555 857,383    
Finland GWh                                                               23,437 23,224 23,867 23,838 23,501    
France GWh                                                               442,388 425,406 423,685 436,479 437,428    
Germany GWh                                                               107,971 99,460 97,290 97,129 91,786    
Hungary GWh ... ...                                                           15,685 15,793 15,370 15,649 15,834    
India GWh                                                               32,224 33,140 33,308 34,686 38,308    
Iran GWh ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 111 1,478 4,322 4,140 3,547    
Italy GWh                 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Japan GWh                                                               162,927 17,991 14,603 0 4,524    
Kazakhstan GWh ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...                                             0 0 0 0 0    
Lithuania GWh ... ... ... ... ...                                                     0 0 0 0 0    
Mexico GWh ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...                                             10,089 8,770 11,800 9,677 11,577    
Netherlands GWh                                                               4,141 3,915 2,891 4,091 4,078    
Pakistan GWh                                                               3,882 5,283 5,224 4,649 4,807    
Romania GWh ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...                               11,747 11,466 11,618 11,676 11,640    
Russia GWh ... ... ... ... ...                                                     172,941 177,534 172,508 180,757 195,470    
Slovakia GWh                                                               15,411 15,495 15,720 15,499 15,146    
Slovenia GWh ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...                                           6,215 5,528 5,300 6,370 5,648    
South Africa GWh ... ... ... ...                                                       12,736 14,213 14,848 16,064 ... ... ...
South Korea GWh                                                               154,723 150,327 138,784 156,407 164,762    
Spain GWh                                                               57,731 61,470 56,731 57,305 57,305    
Sweden GWh                                                               60,475 64,037 66,457 64,877 56,348    
Switzerland GWh                                                               26,905 25,626 26,180 27,758 23,258    
Taiwan GWh                                                               42,116 40,422 41,639 42,389 36,471    
Thailand GWh                                                               42,116 40,422 ... ... ... ... ...
Ukraine GWh ... ... ... ... ...                                                     90,248 90,137 83,209 88,389 87,627    
United Kingdom GWh                                                               68,980 70,405 70,607 63,748 70,345    
USA GWh                                                               831,794 809,822 830,544 839,122 839,135    
World GWh                                                               2,651,772 2,472,449 2,491,706 2,541,027 2,575,664