The U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration (ITA), under its Civil Nuclear Trade Initiative (CNTI), is committed to strengthening the competitiveness of the U.S. nuclear industry by identifying the industry’s trade challenges and commercial opportunities and coordinating public and private sector cooperation to address these issues. As part of the CNTI, ITA committed to develop the Civil Nuclear Energy Top Markets Study, a tool for prioritizing U.S. Government (USG) export promotion efforts to help target limited resources toward the civil nuclear markets and activities most likely to result in U.S. exports. The study is designed to inform decision makers, managers and analysts of key trends, areas of opportunity, and important challenges facing U.S. civil nuclear energy exporters through 2028.
This report is part of the Top Markets Series. Each report ranks future export opportunities within a particular industry based on a sector-specific methodology.
Jonathan Chesebro served as the lead author of this report. William Lahneman at the U.S. Department of Energy put in significant time to develop the methodology and draft the initial report, including incorporating input from the interagency. Special thanks to Jason Portner for updating the country case studies and helping to finalize the report. Devin Horne, Sarah Batiuk and Jessica Huang contributed valuable data, graphics and content for the Country Cases Studies. Thank you also to David Kincaid for spearheading the development of this report and providing expert advice on the methodology and report template. In addition, several insights were garnered from conversations with, and edits by the U.S. Department of Energy, the National Security Council, the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Export-Import Bank, and the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.