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Table 9.3 Uranium Overview, 1949-2011
Table 9.3  Uranium Overview, 1949-2011




Year
Domestic
Concentrate
Production 1

Purchased
Imports 2

Export 2
Sales 
Electric Plant
Purchases From
Domestic Suppliers
Loaded Into
U.S. Nuclear
Reactors 3
Inventories Average Price
Domestic Suppliers Electric Plants Total Purchased Imports Domestic Purchases
Million Pounds Uranium Oxide Dollars 4 per Pound Uranium Oxide
1949 0.36 4.3 0.0 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
1950 .92 5.5 .0 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
1951 1.54 6.1 .0 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
1952 1.74 5.7 .0 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
1953 2.32 3.8 .0 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
1954 3.40 6.5 .0 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
1955 5.56 7.6 .0 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
1956 11.92 12.5 .0 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
1957 16.96 17.1 .0 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
1958 24.88 32.3 .0 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
1959 32.48 36.3 .0 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
1960 35.28 36.0 .0 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
1961 34.70 29.0 .0 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
1962 34.02 24.2 .0 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
1963 28.44 22.4 .0 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
1964 23.70 12.1 .0 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
1965 20.88 8.0 .0 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
1966 21.18 4.6 .8 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
1967 22.51 .0 1.4 NA NA NA NA NA - - NA
1968 24.74 .0 1.6 NA NA NA NA NA - - NA
1969 23.22 .0 1.0 NA NA NA NA NA - - NA
1970 25.81 .0 4.2 NA NA NA NA NA - - NA
1971 24.55 .0 .4 NA NA NA NA NA - - NA
1972 25.80 .0 .2 NA NA NA NA NA - - NA
1973 26.47 .0 1.2 NA NA NA NA NA - - NA
1974 23.06 .0 3.0 NA NA NA NA NA - - NA
1975 23.20 1.4 1.0 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
1976 25.49 3.6 1.2 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
1977 29.88 5.6 4.0 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
1978 36.97 5.2 6.8 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
1979 37.47 3.0 6.2 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
1980 43.70 3.6 5.8 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
1981 38.47 6.6 4.4 32.6 NA NA NA 159.2 32.90 34.65
1982 26.87 17.1 6.2 27.1 NA NA NA 174.8 27.23 38.37
1983 21.16 8.2 3.3 24.2 NA NA NA 191.8 26.16 38.21
1984 14.88 12.5 2.2 22.5 NA 25.0 160.2 185.2 21.86 32.65
1985 11.31 11.7 5.3 21.7 NA 23.7 153.2 176.9 20.08 31.43
1986 13.51 13.5 1.6 18.9 NA 27.0 144.1 171.1 20.07 30.01
1987 12.99 15.1 1.0 20.8 NA 25.4 137.8 163.2 19.14 27.37
1988 13.13 15.8 3.3 17.6 NA 19.3 125.5 144.8 19.03 26.15
1989 13.84 13.1 2.1 18.4 NA 22.2 115.8 138.1 16.75 19.56
1990 8.89 23.7 2.0 20.5 NA 26.4 102.7 129.1 12.55 15.70
1991 7.95 16.3 3.5 26.8 34.6 20.7 98.0 118.7 15.55 13.66
1992 5.65 23.3 2.8 23.4 43.0 25.2 92.1 117.3 11.34 13.45
1993 3.06 21.0 3.0 15.5 45.1 24.5 81.2 105.7 10.53 13.14
1994 3.35 36.6 17.7 22.7 40.4 21.5 65.4 86.9 8.95 10.30
1995 6.04 41.3 9.8 22.3 51.1 13.7 58.7 72.5 10.20 11.11
1996 6.32 45.4 11.5 23.7 46.2 13.9 66.1 80.0 13.15 13.81
1997 5.64 43.0 17.0 19.4 48.2 40.4 65.9 106.2 11.81 12.87
1998 4.71 43.7 15.1 21.6 38.2 70.7 65.8 136.5 11.19 12.31
1999 4.61 47.6 8.5 21.4 58.8 68.8 58.3 127.1 10.55 11.88
2000 3.96 44.9 13.6 24.3 51.5 56.5 54.8 111.3 9.84 11.45
2001 2.64 46.7 11.7 27.5 52.7 48.1 55.6 103.8 9.51 10.45
2002 2.34 52.7 15.4 22.7 57.2 48.7 53.5 102.1 10.05 10.35
2003 5,E 2.00 53.0 13.2 21.7 62.3 39.9 45.6 85.5 10.59 10.84
2004 2.28 66.1 13.2 28.2 50.1 37.5 57.7 95.2 12.25 11.91
2005 2.69 65.5 20.5 27.3 58.3 29.1 64.7 93.8 14.83 13.98
2006 4.11 64.8 18.7 27.9 51.7 29.1 77.5 106.6 19.31 18.54
2007 4.53 54.1 14.8 18.5 45.5 31.2 81.2 112.4 34.18 33.13
2008 3.90 57.1 17.2 20.4 51.3 27.0 83.0 110.0 41.30 43.43
2009 3.71 58.9 23.5 17.6 49.4 26.8 84.8 111.5 41.23 44.53
2010 4.23 55.3 23.1 16.2 44.3 R 24.7 86.5 R 111.3 47.01 44.88
2011 3.99 54.4 16.7 19.8 P 52.0 P 24.1 P 89.5 P 113.6 54.00 53.41
1See "Uranium Concentrate" in Glossary. R=Revised.  P=Preliminary.  E=Estimate.  NA=Not available.  - - =Not applicable.  
2Import quantities through 1970 are reported for fiscal years.  Prior to 1968, the Atomic Energy
Commission was the sole purchaser of all imported uranium oxide.  Trade data prior to 1982 were for
transactions conducted by uranium suppliers only.  For 1982 forward, transactions by uranium buyers
(consumers) have been included.  Buyer imports and exports prior to 1982 are believed to be small.
Note:    See "Uranium Oxide" in Glossary.
3Does not include any fuel rods removed from reactors and later reloaded. Web Page:  For related information, see http://www.eia.gov/nuclear/.
4Prices are not adjusted for inflation.  See "Nominal Dollars" in Glossary. Sources:  -  1949-1966-U.S. Department of Energy, Grand Junction Office, Statistical Data of the
Uranium Industry, Report No. GJO-100, annual reports.  -  1967-2002-U.S. Energy Information
Administration (EIA), Uranium Industry Annual, annual reports.  -  2003-2006-EIA, "Uranium Marketing
Annual Report," annual reports.  -  2007 forward-EIA, "2011 Domestic Uranium Production Report" (May
2012), Table 3; EIA, "2011 Uranium Marketing Annual Report" (May 2012), Tables 5, 18, 19, 21, and 22;
and EIA, Form EIA-858, "Uranium Marketing Annual Survey."
5Value has been rounded to avoid disclosure of individual company data.  
U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)