World's biggest users of nuclear energy

14th March 2011, Comments 0 comments

Nuclear power accounts for nearly 14 percent of global electricity output, through 443 reactors installed in 30 countries, according to the World Nuclear Association and France's Nuclear Energy Commission (CEA).

Six nations -- the United States, France, Japan, Russia, Germany and South Korea -- together account for around three-quarters of nuclear-derived electricity.

Following are the leading nuclear-powered economies:

Of the 62 reactors currently under construction around the world, 27 are in China, 10 in Russia, five in India and five in South Korea.

(1) Expressed in terawatthours, or billions of kilowatt-hours, in 2009.

(2) Nuclear's percentage of national electricity production

© 2011 AFP

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