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Uranium Marketing Annual Report

With Data for 2015  |  Release Date:  May 24, 2016  |  Next Release Date: May 2017 | 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, 2014-15
dollars per pound U3O8 equivalent; thousand pounds U3O8 equivalent
Pricing mechanisms Domestic purchases1 Foreign purchases2 Total purchases
  2014 2015 2014 2015 2014 2015
Contract-specified (fixed and base-escalated) pricing
Weighted-average price 41.87 40.34 49.87 44.93 45.47 42.88
Quantity with reported price 15,711 13,862 12,815 17,241 28,526 31,104
Spot-market pricing
Weighted-average price 37.28 38.22 37.04 35.94 37.06 36.36
Quantity with reported price 222 876 2,481 3,881 2,703 4,756
Other pricing
Weighted-average price 51.68 53.59 47.26 46.74 48.16 48.19
Quantity with Reported Price 4,527 3,931 17,568 14,666 22,095 18,597
All pricing mechanisms
Weighted-average price 43.99 43.03 47.51 44.70 46.16 44.13
Quantity with reported price 20,460 18,669 32,863 35,788 53,323 54,457
Total quantity 20,486 19,612 32,863 36,912 53,349 56,524
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" (2014-15).