Breakdown by country (TWh)

World

7.7%

China’s power generation continues to grow steadily.

China and the United States accounted for three quarters of the global electricity production rise in 2018

Most of the growth in global power generation in 2018 occurred in Asia (+6.1%): China accounted for nearly 60% of global growth due to high demand coupled with the fast development of generation capacity, followed by India, Japan, South Korea, and Indonesia.
Power generation also rose in the United States (+3.6%), as weather conditions and economic growth spurred electricity consumption, whereas it slightly declined in Canada. Power generation continued to increase in Russia (economic recovery), in the Middle East, and in Africa. It remained stable in Latin America, as the growth in Brazil and Mexico was offset by a strong fall in Venezuela caused by political tensions.
In Europe, power generation remained stable despite growth in France and Turkey thanks to a higher hydropower and renewable power production (plus an improved nuclear availability in France). On the contrary, power generation declined in Belgium (significant nuclear unavailability), Germany, Italy and the United Kingdom (mild winter).

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