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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 7. Uranium purchased by owners and operators of U.S. civilian nuclear power reactors by contract type and material type, 2016 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 7,822 31.07 19,595 44.71 27,417 40.82
Natural UF6 W W W W 14,367 44.91
Enriched UF6 W W W W 5,866 43.88
Total 10,636 29.62 37,014 46.11 47,650 42.43
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" (2016).