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Uranium Marketing Annual Report

With Data for 2014  |  Release Date:  May 13, 2015  |  Next Release Date: May 2016 | full report

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Table 7. Uranium purchased by owners and operators of U.S. civilian nuclear power reactors by contract type and material type, 2014 deliveries
thousand pounds U3O8 equivalent; dollars per pound U3O8 equivalent
  Spot 1 Contracts   Long-Term Contracts 2   Total  
Material Type Quantity with reported price Weighted-average price Quantity with reported price Weighted-average price Quantity with reported price Weighted-average price  
U3O8 8,440 38.38 20,820 47.57 29,260 44.92
Natural UF6 4,405 35.30 13,373 53.13 17,777 48.71
Enriched UF6 1,688 31.41 4,598 49.56 6,285 44.69
Total 14,533 36.64 38,790 49.73 53,323 46.16
1 A one-time delivery (usually) of the entire contract to occur within one year of contract execution (signed date).
2 One or more deliveries to occur after a year following contract execution (signed date).
Notes: Totals may not equal sum of components because of independent rounding. Weighted-average prices are not adjusted for inflation.
UF6 is uranium hexafluoride. The natural UF6 and enriched UF6 quantity represents only the U3O8 equivalent uranium-component quantity specified in the contract for each delivery of natural UF6 and enriched UF6. The natural UF6 and enriched UF6 weighted-average price represent only the U3O8 equivalent uranium-component price specified in the contract for each delivery of natural UF6 and enriched UF6, and does not include the conversion service and enrichment service components.
Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Form EIA-858 "Uranium Marketing Annual Survey" (2014).