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Contents

SIPRI Yearbook 2018

SIPRI Yearbook 2018

X. Global stocks and production of fissile materials, 2017

Chapter:
6. World nuclear forces
Source:
SIPRI Yearbook 2018
Author(s):
Dan Smith

Materials that can sustain an explosive fission chain reaction are essential for all types of nuclear explosives, from first-generation fission weapons to advanced thermonuclear weapons. The most common of these fissile materials are highly enriched uranium (HEU) and plutonium. This section gives details of military and civilian stocks as of the beginning of 2017 of HEU (see table 6.11) and separated plutonium (see table 6.12), including in weapons, and details of the current capacity to produce these materials (see tables 6.13 and 6.14, respectively). The information in the tables is based on estimates prepared for the International Panel on Fissile Materials (IPFM). The most recent annual declarations on civilian plutonium and HEU stocks to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) were released in late 2017 and give data for the end of 2016.

Citation (MLA):
Smith, Dan. "6. World nuclear forces." SIPRI Yearbook. SIPRI. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2016. Web. 19 Dec. 2018. <http://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198821557/sipri-9780198821557-chapter-6-div1-039.xml>.
Citation (APA):
Smith, D. (2016). 6. World nuclear forces. In SIPRI, SIPRI Yearbook 2018: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Retrieved 19 Dec. 2018, from http://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198821557/sipri-9780198821557-chapter-6-div1-039.xml
Citation (Chicago):
Smith, Dan. "6. World nuclear forces." In SIPRI Yearbook 2018: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security, SIPRI. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016). Retrieved 19 Dec. 2018, from http://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198821557/sipri-9780198821557-chapter-6-div1-039.xml
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