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gLOBAL WIND CAPACITY - BIGGEST CHANGERS

Last updated 16 October 2013

CountryStart 2013Oct 2013 (onshore)Oct 2013 (offshore)Oct 2013 (on + off)Extra MWChange %
UK 8,472 6,416 3,653.2 10,069 1,597 19
Denmark 4,162 3,308 1,292. 4,600 438 11
Sweden 3,743 3,897 210.75 4,108 364 10
Netherlands 2,410 2445 228 2,673 263 11
Turkey 2,131 2,561 n/a 2,561 430 20
Finland 288 323 32.3 355 67 23
Croatia 141 227 n/a 227 86 61
Cyprus 147 164 n/a 164 17 12
Russia 11 14 n/a 14 3 27
Tunisia 155 184 n/a 184 29 19
China 61,074 67,165 324.6 67,490 6,416 11
Australia 2,565 3,195 n/a 3,195 630 25
Pakistan 56 106 n/a 106 51 91
Brazil 2,538 2,997 n/a 2,997 459 18
Chile 205 286 n/a 286 81 40
Costa Rica 132 170 n/a 170 38 29
Argentina 101 158 n/a 158 57 56
Honduras 75 102 n/a 102 27 36
Cuba 2 12 n/a 12 10 500
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