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Domestic Uranium Production Report - Annual

With Data for 2018  |  Release Date: May 16, 2019  |  Next Release Date: May 2020
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Table 9. Summary production statistics of the U.S. uranium industry, 1995–2018
Year Exploration and development surface drilling
(million feet)
Exploration and development drilling expenditures[1]
(million dollars)
Mine production of uranium
(million pounds U3O8)
Uranium concentrate production
(million pounds U3O8)
Uranium concentrate shipments
(million pounds U3O8)
Employment
(person-years)
1995 1.3 2.6 3.5 6.0 5.5 1,107
1996 3.0 7.2 4.7 6.3 6.0 1,118
1997 4.9 20.0 4.7 5.6 5.8 1,097
1998 4.6 18.1 4.8 4.7 4.9 1,120
1999 2.5 7.9 4.5 4.6 5.5 848
2000 1.0 5.6 3.1 4.0 3.2 627
2001 0.7 2.7 2.6 2.6 2.2 423
2002 W W 2.4 2.3 3.8 426
E2003 W W 2.2 2.0 1.6 321
2004 1.2 10.6 2.5 2.3 2.3 420
2005 1.7 18.1 3.0 2.7 2.7 648
2006 2.7 40.1 4.7 4.1 3.8 755
2007 5.1 67.5 4.5 4.5 4.0 1,231
2008 5.1 81.9 3.9 3.9 4.1 1,563
2009 3.7 35.4 4.1 3.7 3.6 1,096
2010 4.9 44.6 4.2 4.2 5.1 1,073
2011 6.3 53.6 4.1 4.0 4.0 1,191
2012 7.2 66.6 4.3 4.1 3.9 1,196
2013 3.8 49.9 4.6 4.7 4.7 1,156
2014 1.3 28.2 4.9 4.9 4.6 787
2015 0.9 28.7 3.7 3.3 4.0 625
2016 0.8 22.3 2.5 2.9 3.0 560
2017 0.2 4.0 1.2 2.4 2.3 424
2018 W W 0.7 1.6 1.5 372

E = Estimated data, except for employment.
W = Data withheld to avoid disclosure of individual company data.
1. Expenditures are in nominal U.S. dollars.
Note: The 2003 annual production and shipment amounts were estimated by rounding to the nearest 200,000 pounds to avoid disclosure of individual company data. A large, one-time reclamation project needed to be withheld and was not included in 2016 data.
Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration: 1993–2002 data taken from Uranium Industry Annual 2002 (May 2003), Table H1 and Table 2. 2003–2018 data from Form EIA-851A, Domestic Uranium Production Report (2003–18).