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12 December, 2018

JAIF’s Nuclear Industry Survey: Difficult to Reach a Nuclear Power Share of 20-22% by 2030

At a monthly press briefing on November 29, the Japan Atomic Industrial Forum (JAIF) released an overview of the 2017 results of its annual “Fact-Finding Survey of the Japanese Nuclear Industry.” The survey covers fiscal 2017 (ended March 2018), a period in which effectively only five nuclear power plants were in operation in the country.

Questionnaires were distributed to a total of 365 for-profit companies engaged in the nuclear power field, including JAIF’s member companies, seeking information on their expenditures, sales and numbers of employees. Valid responses were received from 254 companies (eleven electric power companies, 234 mining and manufacturing firms, and nine trading firms). Although the business environment for nuclear-power and related industries in Japan showed signs of improvement, due to the new regulatory standards being met and some NPPs being restarted, expenditures by electric power companies and mining and manufacturing firms increased only slightly during FY17. Meanwhile, nuclear-related order backlogs for mining and manufacturing firms substantially increased for the second year in a row, an...more
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