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Uranium Marketing Annual Report

With Data for 2017  |  Release Date:  May 31, 2018  |  Next Release Date: May 2019 | full report

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Table S1b. Weighted-average price of uranium purchased by owners and operators of U.S. civilian nuclear power reactors, 1994–2017
dollars per pound U3O8 equivalent
Delivery year Total purchased (weighted-average price) Purchased from U.S. producers Purchased from U.S. brokers and traders Purchased from other owners and operators of U.S. civilian nuclear power reactors, other U.S. suppliers, (and U.S. government for 2007)[1] Purchased from foreign suppliers U.S.-origin uranium (weighted-average price) Foreign-origin uranium (weighted-average price) Spot contracts[2] (weighted-average price) Short, medium, and long-term contracts[3] (weighted-average price)
1994 10.40 13.72 9.34 8.04 10.43 12.08 9.97 9.01 NA
1995 11.25 14.84 9.83 12.52 11.40 14.20 10.84 10.30 NA
1996 14.12 14.20 13.36 14.98 14.45 14.62 14.02 14.22 NA
1997 12.88 13.60 12.31 W 12.91 13.36 12.78 11.61 NA
1998 12.14 13.61 11.95 W 11.97 13.37 11.90 10.56 NA
1999 11.63 13.93 11.54 W 11.47 12.24 11.47 9.52 NA
2000 11.04 14.81 11.28 10.45 10.65 11.52 10.88 8.54 11.70
2001 10.15 13.26 10.44 9.98 9.86 10.50 10.05 7.92 10.96
2002 10.36 13.03 10.21 W 10.37 10.89 10.29 9.29 10.58
2003 10.81 14.17 11.05 10.16 10.82 10.81 10.81 10.10 10.94
2004 12.61 - - 12.08 11.30 13.15 11.87 12.76 14.77 12.24
2005 14.36 W 13.76 W 14.70 15.11 14.21 20.04 13.70
2006 18.61 - - 20.49 W 18.62 17.85 18.75 39.48 16.38
2007 32.78 - - 34.10 W 32.36 28.89 33.05 88.25 24.45
2008 45.88 75.16 39.62 W 48.49 59.55 43.47 66.95 41.59
2009 45.86 W 41.88 W 46.68 48.92 45.35 46.45 45.74
2010 49.29 47.13 44.98 42.24 51.30 45.25 49.64 43.99 50.43
2011 55.64 58.12 53.29 52.50 56.60 52.12 55.98 54.69 55.90
2012 54.99 W 54.44 W 54.40 59.44 54.07 51.04 55.65
2013 51.99 W 50.44 W 51.93 56.37 51.13 43.83 54.00
2014 46.16 W 42.90 W 47.62 48.11 46.03 36.64 49.73
2015 44.13 52.35 44.67 W 44.66 43.86 44.14 36.80 46.04
2016 42.43 48.86 50.56 W 44.85 43.92 42.26 29.62 46.11
2017 38.80 48.77 41.80 20.02 41.16 35.55 39.04 22.36 41.58
- - = Not applicable. W = Data withheld to avoid disclosure of individual company data. NA = Not available.
1. Includes purchases between owners and operators of U.S. civilian nuclear power reactors along with purchases from other U.S. suppliers which are U.S. converters, enrichers, and fabricators.
2. Spot Contract: A one-time delivery (usually) of the entire contract to occur within one year of contract execution (signed date).
3. Short, Medium, and Long-Term Contracts: One or more deliveries to occur after a year following contract execution (signed date).
Notes: Other U.S. Suppliers are U.S. converters, enrichers, and fabricators. Totals may not equal sum of components because of independent rounding. Weighted-average prices are not adjusted for inflation.
Sources: U.S. Energy Information Administration: 1994–2002, Uranium Industry Annual, Tables 10, 11 and 16. 2003–2017, Form EIA-858, Uranium Marketing Annual Survey.