Worldwide, 72 new nuclear energy facilities are under construction, and more than 170 are in the licensing and advanced planning stages. The demand for high-quality commodities, components and services provides an export opportunity for U.S. manufacturers.
The U.S. Department of Commerce estimates that the international market for equipment and services at $500 billion to $740 billion over the next 10 years, and that every $1 billion of exports by U.S. companies supports 5,000 to 10,000 domestic jobs.
Key markets will not be slowed by events in Japan. Leaders in China, India and other countries where future growth is concentrated have already indicated they will go forward.