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Uranium Marketing Annual 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, 2020–2021
dollars per pound U3O8 equivalent; thousand pounds U3O8 equivalent
  Domestic purchases1 Foreign purchases2 Total purchases
Pricing mechanisms 2020 2021 2020 2021 2020 2021
Contract-specified (fixed and base-escalated) pricing
Weighted-average price W W W W 35.82 35.90
Quantity with reported price W W W W 30,166 28,102
Spot-market pricing
Weighted-average price W W W W 29.43 30.11
Quantity with reported price W W W W 5,498 6,664
Other pricing
Weighted-average price W W W W 29.06 31.38
Quantity with Reported Price W W W W 13,207 11,969
All pricing mechanisms
Weighted-average price 35.92 35.18 35.33 33.30 33.27 33.91
Quantity with reported price 10,494 8,246 38,402 24,327 48,871 46,736
Total quantity 10,516 8,246 38,418 24,327 48,934 46,736
1A uranium purchase of both U.S.-origin uranium or from a firm located in the United States.
2A 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 (2020–2021)