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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 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, 2015-16
dollars per pound U3O8 equivalent; thousand pounds U3O8 equivalent
Pricing mechanisms Domestic purchases1 Foreign purchases2 Total purchases
  2015 2016 2015 2016 2015 2016
Contract-specified (fixed and base-escalated) pricing
Weighted-average price 40.34 39.82 44.93 47.09 42.88 42.78
Quantity with reported price 13,862 13,917 17,241 14,439 31,104 30,344
Spot-market pricing
Weighted-average price 38.22 26.08 35.94 34.61 36.36 31.73
Quantity with reported price 876 871 3,881 3,064 4,756 4,448
Other pricing
Weighted-average price 53.59 52.67 46.74 42.52 48.19 45.30
Quantity with Reported Price 3,931 3,5241 14,666 9,335 18,597 12,858
All pricing mechanisms
Weighted-average price 43.03 41.64 44.70 44.08 44.13 42.43
Quantity with reported price 18,669 18,312 35,788 26,837 54,457 47,650
Total quantity 19,612 18,797 36,912 28,512 56,524 50,595
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" (2015-16).