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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 7. Uranium purchased by owners and operators of U.S. civilian nuclear power reactors by contract type and material type, 2015 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 6,175 36.40 24,107 45.76 30,282 43.85
Natural UF6 3,879 38.52 12,292 48.13 16,171 45.82
Enriched UF6 1,231 33.37 6,773 43.28 8,003 41.75
Total 11,284 36.80 43,173 46.04 54,457 44.13
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" (2015).