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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, 2017–2018
dollars per pound U3O8 equivalent; thousand pounds U3O8 equivalent
  Domestic purchases[1] Foreign purchases[2] Total purchases
Pricing mechanisms 2017 2018 2017 2018 2017 2018
Contract-specified (fixed and base-escalated) pricing
Weighted-average price 33.58 40.28 45.27 41.26 38.81 38.34
Quantity with reported price 9,794 7,545 15,707 14,669 28,997 27,221
Spot-market pricing
Weighted-average price W W W W 21.94 29.82
Quantity with reported price W W W W 3,669 2,857
Other pricing
Weighted-average price W W W W 44.90 42.72
Quantity with Reported Price W W W W 10,081 9,803
All pricing mechanisms
Weighted-average price 38.57 42.98 41.12 39.32 38.80 38.81
Quantity with reported price 13,933 11,120 25,056 23,246 42,747 39,881
Total quantity 13,958 11,145 25,187 23,246 43,033 40,293
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 (2017–2018)