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Table 3. Uranium purchased by owners and operators of U.S. civilian nuclear power reactors by origin country and delivery year, 2014–2018
thousand pounds U3O8 equivalent; dollars per pound U3O8 equivalent
  Deliveries in 2014 Deliveries in 2015 Deliveries in 2016 Deliveries in 2017 Deliveries in 2018
Origin country Purchases Weighted-average price Purchases Weighted-average price Purchases Weighted-average price Purchases Weighted-average price Purchases Weighted-average price
Australia 10,511 48.03 9,678 44.16 8,963 43.05 8,129 42.44 7,167 40.24
Brazil W W 0 -- W 0 -- 0 --
Bulgaria 0 -- W W W 0 -- 0 --
Canada 9,789 45.87 16,876 45.84 11,119 43.22 14,048 40.63 9,556 37.74
China W W 0 -- W W 0 -- W W
Czech Republic W W W W W W 0 -- 0 --
Germany 0 -- 0 -- W W 0 -- 0 --
Hungary 0 -- 0 -- 0 -- W 0 --
Kazakhstan 12,032 44.47 10,723 42.82 10,806 39.91 4,638 38.30 8,168 40.98
Malawi 1,514 44.94 W W 519 41.38 W W 0 0.00
Namibia 4,603 45.54 3,456 48.57 1,993 44.30 1,040 38.46 2,178 40.42
Niger 1,316 42.86 922 39.74 1,032 44.12 1,971 49.53 W W
Portugal 0 -- 0 -- 0 -- 0 -- 0 --
Russia 6,859 45.65 9,063 40.87 6,539 43.85 7,068 31.54 5,360 31.71
South Africa 938 43.71 826 37.64 1,169 43.75 W W W W
Ukraine W W 0 -- W W W W 0 --
United Kingdom W W 0 -- 0 -- 0 -- 0 --
Uzbekistan 1,779 46.84 1,040 47.90 2,030 39.18 2,148 37.17 2,540 37.83
unknown W W W W W W W W W W
Foreign total 50,033 46.03 53,106 44.14 45,171 42.26 40,117 39.04 36,415 38.11
United States 3,316 48.11 3,419 43.86 5,424 43.92 2,916 35.55 3,878 45.26
Total purchases 53,349 46.16 56,524 44.13 50,595 42.43 43,033 38.80 40,293 38.81
W = Data withheld to avoid disclosure of individual company data.
-- = Not applicable.
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 (2014–18)