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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, 2019–2020
dollars per pound U3O8 equivalent; thousand pounds U3O8 equivalent
  Domestic purchases1 Foreign purchases2 Total purchases
Pricing mechanisms 2019 2020 2019 2020 2019 2020
Contract-specified (fixed and base-escalated) pricing
Weighted-average price W W W W 37.33 35.82
Quantity with reported price W W W W 30,294 30,166
Spot-market pricing
Weighted-average price W W W W 25.03 29.43
Quantity with reported price W W W W 9,788 5,498
Other pricing
Weighted-average price W W W W 41.77 29.06
Quantity with Reported Price W W W W 8,220 13,207
All pricing mechanisms
Weighted-average price W 35.92 W 35.33 35.59 33.27
Quantity with reported price W 10,474 W 38,397 48,303 48,871
Total quantity W 10,516 W 38,418 48,328 48,934
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 (2019–2020)