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Uranium Marketing Annual 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, 2020 deliveries
thousand pounds U3O8 equivalent; dollars per pound U3O8 equivalent
  Spot1 Contracts Long-Term Contracts2 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 7,392 26.84 15,029 38.11 22,421 34.39
Natural UF6 1,569 28.48 9,145 39.61 10,714 37.98
Enriched UF6 2,885 33.6 12,852 27.33 15,736 28.48
Total 11,846 28.7 37,025 34.74 48,871 33.27
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 (2020)