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Uranium Marketing Annual Report

With Data for 2013  |  Release Date:  May 12, 2014  |  Next Release Date: May 2015 | full report

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Table 5. Average price and quantity for uranium purchased by owners and operators of U.S. civilian nuclear power reactors by pricing mechanisms and delivery year, 2012-13
dollars per pound U3O8 equivalent; thousand pounds U3O8 equivalent
Pricing Mechanisms Domestic Purchases1 Foreign Purchases2 Total Purchases
  2012 2013 2012 2013 2012 2013
Contract-Specified (Fixed and Base-Escalated) Pricing
Weighted-Average Price 57.61 54.95 54.74 55.03 56.26 54.99
Quantity with Reported Price 14,495 14,530 12,941 14,732 27,436 29,262
Spot-Market Pricing
Weighted-Average Price 49.53 42.55 51.89 41.87 51.19 42.18
Quantity with Reported Price 2,237 3,642 5,272 4,256 7,510 7,898
Other Pricing
Weighted-Average Price 56.42 52.68 54.25 51.08 54.71 51.49
Quantity with Reported Price 4,751 5,136 17,253 15,107 22,004 20,243
All Pricing Mechanisms
Weighted-Average Price 56.51 52.51 54.08 51.64 54.99 51.99
Quantity with Reported Price 21,483 23,308 35,466 34,095 56,949 57,403
Total Quantity 21,483 23,308 36,037 34,095 57,520 57,403
1 A uranium purchase of both U.S. origin uranium or from a firm located in the United States.
2 A uranium purchase of foreign-origin uranium from a firm located outside of the United States.
Notes: Totals may not equal sum of components because of independent rounding. Weighted-average prices are not adjusted for inflation.
Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration: Form EIA-858 "Uranium Marketing Annual Survey" (2012-13).