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Uranium Marketing Annual Report

With Data for 2016  |  Release Date:  June 19, 2017  |  Next Release Date: June 2018 | full report

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Table 4. Uranium purchased by owners and operators of U.S. civilian nuclear power reactors by origin and material type, 2016 deliveries
thousand pounds U3O8 equivalent; dollars per pound U3O8 equivalent
Deliveries Uranium concentrate Natural UF6 Enriched UF6 Natural UF6 and Enriched UF6 Total
U.S.-origin uranium
Purchases 2,454 W W 2,970 5,424
Weighted-average price 44.71 W W 43.15 4392
Foreign-origin uranium
Purchases 24,975 W W 20,195 45,171
Weighted-average price 40.44 W W 44.72 42.26
Total
Purchases 27,430 14,628 8,537 23,165 50,595
Weighted-average price 40.82 44.91 43.88 44.53 42.43
-- = Not applicable.
Notes: Totals may not equal sum of components because of independent rounding. Weighted-average prices are not adjusted for inflation. Natural 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" (2016).