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25 biggest electricity producers in the world

Last updated on: March 22, 2013 19:08 IST

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While demand for electricity is increasing all over the world, not many countries are able to generate enough electricity.

Here we take a look at some major producers of electricity, according to indexmundi.com.

NOTE: kWh stands for kilowatt hour.

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Image: Electricians check the pylon situated amid farmland in Chuzhou, Anhui province, China.
Photographs: China Daily/Reuters
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China

Electricity production per year: 4,604 billion kWh

Global rank in production: 1

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Image: China Maritime Museum in the Shanghai Lingang Industrial Parkin, China.
Photographs: Aly Song/Reuters
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The United States

Electricity production per year: 3,953 billion kWh

Global rank in production: 2

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Image: A veiw of downtown Austin's skyline in Texas, United States.
Photographs: Julia Robinson/Reuters
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Japan

Electricity production per year: 937.6 billion kWh

Global rank in production: 3

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Image: People walk near the Imperial Palace covered with snow in Tokyo, Japan.
Photographs: Toru Hanai/Reuters
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Russia

Electricity production per year: 925.9 billion kWh

Global rank in production: 4

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Image: A view of a bridge over the Golden Horn bay in the Russian far-eastern city of Vladivostok.
Photographs: Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters
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India

Electricity production per year: 835.3 billion kWh

Global rank in production: 5

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Image: Tourists take a boat ride amid dense fog at Sukhana Lake in Chandigarh, India.
Photographs: Ajay Verma/Reuters
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Canada

Electricity production per year: 604.4 billion kWh

Global rank in production: 6

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Image: A view of the Montreal skyline from Mont-Royal mountain in Canada.
Photographs: Shaun Best/Reuters
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Germany

Electricity production per year: 556.4 billion kWh

Global rank in production: 7

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Image: A Christmas market in the eastern German town of Dresden.
Photographs: Tobias Schwarz/Reuters
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France

Electricity production per year: 510 billion kWh

Global rank in production: 8

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Image: A man rides bicycle as he makes his way along a snow-covered sidewalk near the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France.
Photographs: John Schults/Reuters
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Brazil

Electricity production per year: 509.2 billion kWh

Global rank in production: 9

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Image: A view of Juscelino Kubitschek bridge in Brasilia, Brazil.
Photographs: Ricardo Moraes/Reuters
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South Korea

Electricity production per year: 459.5 billion kWh

Global rank in production: 10

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Image: Part of Gangnam area is seen down the Han River in Seoul, South Korea.
Photographs: Lee Jae-Won/Reuters
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The United Kingdom

Electricity production per year: 346 billion kWh

Global rank in production: 11

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Image: An aerial view shows Trafalgar Square in London, United Kingdom.
Photographs: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters
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Italy

Electricity production per year: 290.7 billion kWh

Global rank in production: 12

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Image: A view of Garibaldi's square in downtown Parma, northern Italy.
Photographs: Alessandro Garofalo/Reuters
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Spain

Electricity production per year: 275.1 billion kWh

Global rank in production: 13

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Image: Traffic passes in front of the Alcala Gate, one of Madrid's famous landmarks in Spain.
Photographs: Sergio Perez/Reuters
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Mexico

Electricity production per year: 239.1 billion kWh

Global rank in production: 14

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Image: Ice skaters on a rink in Mexico City's Zocalo Square.
Photographs: Edgard Garrido/Reuters
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South Africa

Electricity production per year: 238.3 billion kWh

Global rank in production: 15

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Image: Cityscape of Johannesburg in South Africa.
Photographs: Euroluftbild.de/Reuters
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Australia

Electricity production per year: 232 billion kWh

Global rank in production: 16

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Image: Kayakers paddle on the Swan River past the Perth city skyline in Australia.
Photographs: Tim Wimborne/Reuters
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Taiwan

Electricity production per year: 229.1 billion kWh

Global rank in production: 17

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Image: A view of Taipei 101 building in Taiwan.
Photographs: Pichi Chuang/Reuters
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Iran

Electricity production per year: 212.8 billion kWh

Global rank in production: 18

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Image: A view of buildings in north western Tehran, Iran.
Photographs: Morteza Nikoubazl/Reuters
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Saudi Arabia

Electricity production per year: 194.4 billion kWh

Global rank in production: 19

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Image: A view of Kingdom Tower in capital Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Photographs: Ali Jarekji/Reuters
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Turkey

Electricity production per year: 185.2 billion kWh

Global rank in production: 20

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Image: A view of Istanbul's financial district in Turkey.
Photographs: Murad Sezer/Reuters
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Ukraine

Electricity production per year: 172.9 billion kWh

Global rank in production: 21

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Image: An icebreaker sails along a river in Kiev, Ukraine.
Photographs: Anatolii Stepanov/Reuters
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Poland

Electricity production per year: 141.8 billion kWh

Global rank in production: 22

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Image: A view of Old Town in Wroclaw, southern-western Poland.
Photographs: Kacper Pempel/Reuters
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Indonesia

Electricity production per year: 141.2 billion kWh

Global rank in production: 23

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Image: An aerial view of Indonesia's capital city of Jakarta.
Photographs: Supri/Reuters
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Thailand

Electricity production per year: 139 billion kWh

Global rank in production: 24

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Image: A skytrain passes over vehicles on the road during rush hour in Bangkok, Thailand.
Photographs: Chaiwat Subprasom/Reuters
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Norway

Electricity production per year: 129.9 billion kWh

Global rank in production: 25


Image: Royal Palace is seen at the end of Karl Johans Gate in Oslo, Norway.
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