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Domestic Uranium Production Report - Annual

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Table 9. Summary production statistics of the U.S. uranium industry, 2006–2020
Year Exploration and development surface drilling (million feet) Exploration and development drilling expenditures1 (million dollars) Mine production of uranium (million pounds U3O8) Uranium concentrate production (million pounds U3O8) Uranium concentrate shipments (million pounds U3O8 Employment (person-years)
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
2019 W W 0.2 0.2 0.2 265
2020 W W W W W 225
W = Data withheld to avoid disclosure of individual company data.
1 Expenditures are in nominal U.S. dollars.
Note: A large, one-time reclamation project needed to be withheld and was not included in 2016 data.
Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, 2006–2020 data from Form EIA-851A, Domestic Uranium Production Report (2006–20)