Number of operational nuclear power plants worldwide between 1954 and 2017

Nuclear power plants worldwide - number of reactors in operation 2017 This statistic represents the number of nuclear power plants in operation worldwide between 1954 and 2017. In 2017, there were 448 operational nuclear power plants worldwide. That year, the construction of three new nuclear power plants was started globally.
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Number of nuclear power plants
2017448
2016447
2015441
2014438
2013434
2012437
2011435
2010441
2009437
2008438
2007439
2006435
2005441
2004438
2003437
2002439
2001438
2000435
1999432
1998430
1997433
1996438
1995434
1994429
1993427
1992418
1991415
1990416
1989420
1988416
1987407
1986389
1985363
1984336
1983306
1982284
1981267
1980245
1979225
1978219
1977200
1976186
1975169
1974154
1973132
1972113
197199
197084
196978
196868
196764
196655
196548
196440
196333
196225
196116
196015
195911
19586
19575
19562
19551
19541
Number of nuclear power plants
2017448
2016447
2015441
2014438
2013434
2012437
2011435
2010441
2009437
2008438
2007439
2006435
2005441
2004438
2003437
2002439
2001438
2000435
1999432
1998430
1997433
1996438
1995434
1994429
1993427
1992418
1991415
1990416
1989420
1988416
1987407
1986389
1985363
1984336
1983306
1982284
1981267
1980245
1979225
1978219
1977200
1976186
1975169
1974154
1973132
1972113
197199
197084
196978
196868
196764
196655
196548
196440
196333
196225
196116
196015
195911
19586
19575
19562
19551
19541
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This statistic represents the number of nuclear power plants in operation worldwide between 1954 and 2017. In 2017, there were 448 operational nuclear power plants worldwide. That year, the construction of three new nuclear power plants was started globally.
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May 2018
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Worldwide
Survey time period
1954 to 2017

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