State of industry

In 2015, nuclear generation increased in 11 countries (down from 19 in 2014), declined in 15 (up from 9), and remained stable in five. Five countries (China, Hungary, India, Russia, South Korea) achieved their greatest nuclear production in​ ​2015, of these, China, Russia and South Korea connected new reactors to the grid.​
China started up a record eight units. Only the two leading nuclear countries in the world, the U.S. and France have ever started up that many reactors in a single year, the U.S. in​ ​1976, 1985 and 1987, and France in 1981. Besides China, two other​ ​countries increased their output by more than 20 percent in 2015 -Argentina as it​ ​started up a third reactor in 2014, and Mexico that brought the second unit back on line after uprating. Two countries saw their nuclear generation​ ​drop by over 20​ ​percent- Belgium that is struggling with reactor pressure vessel issues, and South Africa that has steam generator issues.

The “big five” nuclear generating countries -by rank, the United States, France , Russia, China and South Korea-​ ​generated over 70 percent of all nuclear electricity in the world and two​ ​countries alone, the U.S. and France accounted for half of global nuclear production.

Hot spots

Growth in nuclear power is expected to remain strong in Asia, with countries like China, South Korea, and India displaying the highest need to attract skilled employees. Not only is competition for talent high in these areas but this boom results in a world-wide strain on the candidate pool.


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