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India and major nuclear-power producers in the world

Last updated on: March 19, 2012 15:14 IST

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Nuclear power forms a big part of energy production in some countries, while not so much in other nations.

Here we take a look at some major nuclear-power producers, including India, in the world, according to The Economist.

India

Nuclear electricity production, 2010: 20.5 TWh

Operational reactors: 20 (all types)

Capacity: 4,385 MWe

Uranium required: 937 tonnes (2012)

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United States

Nuclear electricity production, 2010: 807.1 TWh

Operational reactors: 104 (all types)

Capacity: 101,216 MWe

Uranium required: 19,724 tonnes (2012)

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France

Nuclear electricity production, 2010: 410.1 TWh

Operational reactors: 58 (all types)

Capacity: 63,130 MWe

Uranium required: 9,254 tonnes (2012)

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Japan

Nuclear electricity production, 2010: 280.3 TWh

Operational reactors: 51 (all types)

Capacity: 44,642 MWe

Uranium required: 4,636 tonnes (2012)

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Russia

Nuclear electricity production, 2010: 159.4 TWh

Operational reactors: 33 (all types)

Capacity: 24,164 MWe

Uranium required: 5,488 tonnes (2012)

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South Korea

Nuclear electricity production, 2010: 141.9 TWh

Operational reactors: 21 (all types)

Capacity: 18,785 MWe

Uranium required: 3,967 tonnes (2012)

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Germany

Nuclear electricity production, 2010: 133.0 TWh

Operational reactors: 9 (all types)

Capacity: 12,003 MWe

Uranium required: 1,934 tonnes (2012)

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Canada

Nuclear electricity production, 2010: 85.5 TWh

Operational reactors: 17 (all types)

Capacity: 12,044 MWe

Uranium required: 1,694 tonnes (2012)

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Ukraine

Nuclear electricity production, 2010: 84 TWh

Operational reactors: 15 (all types)

Capacity: 13,168 MWe

Uranium required: 2,348 tonnes (2012)

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China

Nuclear electricity production, 2010: 84 TWh

Operational reactors: 16 (all types)

Capacity: 11,901 MWe

Uranium required: 6,550 tonnes (2012)

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Spain

Nuclear electricity production, 2010: 59.3 TWh

Operational reactors: 8 (all types)

Capacity: 7,448 MWe

Uranium required: 1,355 tonnes (2012)

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United Kingdom

Nuclear electricity production, 2010: 56.9 TWh

Operational reactors: 17 (all types)

Capacity: 10,528 MWe

Uranium required: 2,096 tonnes (2012)

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Sweden

Nuclear electricity production, 2010: 55.7 TWh

Operational reactors: 10 (all types)

Capacity: 9,399 MWe

Uranium required: 1,394 tonnes (2012)

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Belgium

Nuclear electricity production, 2010: 45.7 TWh

Operational reactors: 7 (all types)

Capacity: 5,943 MWe

Uranium required: 995 tonnes (2012)

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Taiwan

Nuclear electricity production, 2010: 39.9 TWh

Operational reactors: 6 (all types)

Capacity: 4,927 MWe

Uranium required: 1,921 tonnes (2012)

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Czech Republic

Nuclear electricity production, 2010: 26.4 TWh

Operational reactors: 6 (all types)

Capacity: 3,764 MWe

Uranium required: 583 tonnes (2012)

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Switzerland

Nuclear electricity production, 2010: 25.3 TWh

Operational reactors: 5 (all types)

Capacity: 3,252 MWe

Uranium required: 527 tonnes (2012)

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Finland

Nuclear electricity production, 2010: 21.9 TWh

Operational reactors: 4 (all types)

Capacity: 2,741 MWe

Uranium required: 471 tonnes (2012)

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Hungary

Nuclear electricity production, 2010: 14.7 TWh

Operational reactors: 4 (all types)

Capacity: 1,880 MWe

Uranium required: 331 tonnes (2012)

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Bulgaria

Nuclear electricity production, 2010: 14.2 TWh

Operational reactors: 2 (all types)

Capacity: 1,906 MWe

Uranium required: 313 tonnes (2012)

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Brazil

Nuclear electricity production, 2010: 13.9 TWh

Operational reactors: 2 (all types)

Capacity: 1,896 MWe

Uranium required: 321 tonnes (2012)

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Slovakia

Nuclear electricity production, 2010: 13.5 TWh

Operational reactors: 4 (all types)

Capacity: 1,816 MWe

Uranium required: 307 tonnes (2012)

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South Africa

Nuclear electricity production, 2010: 12.9 TWh

Operational reactors: 2 (all types)

Capacity: 1,800 MWe

Uranium required: 304 tonnes (2012)

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Romania

Nuclear electricity production, 2010: 10.7 TWh

Operational reactors: 2 (all types)

Capacity: 1,310 MWe

Uranium required: 177 tonnes (2012)

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Argentina

Nuclear electricity production, 2010: 6.7 TWh

Operational reactors: 2 (all types)

Capacity: 935 MWe

Uranium required: 124 tonnes (2012)

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Mexico

Nuclear electricity production, 2010: 5.6 TWh

Operational reactors: 2 (all types)

Capacity: 1,600 MWe

Uranium required: 279 tonnes (2012)

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Slovenia

Nuclear electricity production, 2010: 5.4 TWh

Operational reactors: 4 (all types)

Capacity: 1,816 MWe

Uranium required: 137 tonnes (2012)

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The Netherlands

Nuclear electricity production, 2010: 3.3 TWh

Operational reactors: 1 (all types)

Capacity: 485 MWe

Uranium required: 102 tonnes (2012)

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Armenia

Nuclear electricity production, 2010: 2.3 TWh

Operational reactors: 1 (all types)

Capacity: 376 MWe

Uranium required: 64 tonnes (2012)

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Pakistan

Nuclear electricity production, 2010: 2.6 TWh

Operational reactors: 3 (all types)

Capacity: 725 MWe

Uranium required: 117 tonnes (2012)


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