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World's major producers of electricity

Last updated on: February 28, 2012 08:32 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.

NOTE: GWh stands for gigawatt hour.

The United States

Electricity production: 21,325,115 GWh

Global rank: 1

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China

Electricity production: 4,206,500 GWh

Global rank: 2

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Japan

Electricity production: 1,145,300 GWh

Global rank: 3

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Russia

Electricity production: 1,036,800 GWh

Global rank: 4

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India

Electricity production: 922,200 GWh

Global rank: 5

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Canada

Electricity production: 629,900 GWh

Global rank: 6

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Germany

Electricity production: 621 000 GWh

Global rank: 7

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France

Electricity production: 573,200 GWh

Global rank: 8

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South Korea

Electricity production: 497,200 GWh

Global rank: 9

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Brazil

Electricity production: 484,800 GWh

Global rank: 10

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The United Kingdom

Electricity production: 381,200 GWh

Global rank: 11

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Spain

Electricity production: 300,400 GWh

Global rank: 12

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Italy

Electricity production: 298,200 GWh

Global rank: 13

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Mexico

Electricity production: 270,000 GWh

Global rank: 14

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South Africa

Electricity production: 268,100 GWh

Global rank: 15

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Taiwan

Electricity production: 247,000 GWh

Global rank: 16

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Australia

Electricity production: 245,300 GWh

Global rank: 17

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Iran

Electricity production: 226,100 GWh

Global rank: 18

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Saudi Arabia

Electricity production: 214,000 GWh

Global rank: 19

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Turkey

Electricity production: 210,200 GWh

Global rank: 20

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Ukraine

Electricity production: 187,900 GWh

Global rank: 21

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Indonesia

Electricity production: 166 400 GWh

Global rank: 22

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Poland

Electricity production: 157,400 GWh

Global rank: 23

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Thailand

Electricity production: 156,400 GWh

Global rank: 24

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Sweden

Electricity production: 156,400 GWh

Global rank: 25

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Egypt

Electricity production: 143,500 GWh

Global rank: 26

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Argentina

Electricity production: 128,500 GWh

Global rank: 27

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Norway

Electricity production: 124,500 GWh

Global rank: 28

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Venezuela

Electricity production: 116,700 GWh

Global rank: 29

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Malaysia

Electricity production: 116,200 GWh

Global rank: 30

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