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968. Uranium Supply and Discharged Commercial Reactor Fuel

[Years ending Dec. 31. For additional data on uranium, see Section 24, Natural Resources]

                                                                                                       
Item Unit 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998,
prel.
 
URANIUM CONCENTRATE
 
Production Mil. lb 0.36 0.92 1.54 1.74 2.32 3.40 5.56 11.92 16.96 24.88 32.48 35.28 34.70 34.02 28.44 23.70 20.88 21.18 22.51 24.74 23.22 25.81 24.55 25.80 26.47 23.06 23.20 25.49 29.88 36.97 37.47 43.70 38.47 26.87 21.16 14.88 11.31 13.51 12.99 13.13 13.84 8.89 7.95 5.65 3.06 3.35 6.04 6.32 5.64 4.71
Exports Mil. lb 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.8 1.4 1.6 1.0 4.2 0.4 0.2 1.2 3.0 1.0 1.2 4.0 6.8 6.2 5.8 4.4 6.2 3.3 2.2 5.3 1.6 1.0 3.3 2.1 2.0 3.5 2.8 3.0 17.7 9.8 11.5 17.0 15.1
Imports Mil. lb 4.30 5.5 6.1 5.7 3.8 6.5 7.6 12.5 17.1 32.3 36.3 36.0 29.0 24.2 22.4 12.1 8.0 4.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.4 3.6 5.6 5.2 3.0 3.6 6.6 17.1 8.2 12.5 11.7 13.5 15.1 15.8 13.1 23.7 16.3 23.3 21.0 36.6 41.3 45.4 43.0 43.7
 
Utility purchases from
domestic suppliers Mil. lb (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 32.6 27.1 24.2 22.5 21.7 18.9 20.8 17.6 18.4 20.5 26.8 23.4 15.5 22.7 22.3 22.9 18.7 20.3
Loaded into US Nuclear reactors 1 Mil. lb (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 34.6 43.0 45.1 40.4 51.1 46.2 48.2 38.3
 
Inventories, total Mil. lb (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 159.2 174.8 191.8 185.2 176.9 171.1 163.2 144.8 138.1 129.1 118.7 117.3 105.7 86.9 72.5 80.0 106.2 137.6
  At domestic suppliers Mil. lb (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 25.0 23.7 27.0 25.4 19.3 22.2 26.4 20.7 25.2 24.5 21.5 13.7 13.9 40.4 70.7
  At electric utilities Mil. lb (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 160.2 153.2 144.1 137.8 125.5 115.8 102.7 98.0 92.1 81.2 65.4 58.7 66.1 65.9 66.9
 
Average prices:
  Purchased imports Dol. per lb (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (X) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 32.90 27.23 26.16 21.86 20.08 20.07 19.14 19.03 16.75 12.55 15.55 11.34 10.53 8.95 10.20 13.15 11.81 11.19
  Domestic purchases Dol. per lb (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 34.65 38.37 38.21 32.65 31.43 30.01 27.37 26.15 19.56 15.70 13.66 13.45 13.14 10.30 11.11 13.81 12.87 12.31
 
DISCHARGED COMMERCIAL
REACTOR FUEL 2
 
Annual discharge Metric tons (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 82 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 499 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 1,193 1,077 1,014 1,224 1,257 1,330 1,431 1,625 1,672 1,853 2,084 1,716 2,192 2,102 1,809 2,292 2,174 (NA) (NA)
Inventory, yearend 3 Metric tons (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 118 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 1,538 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 6,434 7,511 8,525 9,749 11,006 12,481 13,881 15,506 17,178 18,945 21,029 22,745 24,937 27,039 28,848 31,140 (NA) (NA) (NA)
  On-site storage Metric tons (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 7,032 8,046 9,300 10,642 11,953 13,267 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA)
  Off-site storage Metric tons (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 479 479 449 364 528 614 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA)




NA Not available. X Not applicable.
1 Does not include any fuel rods removed from reactors and later reloaded into the reactor.
2 Uranium content. Source: Nuclear Assurance Corporation, Atlanta, GA.
3 Reprocessed fuel not included as inventory. Source: Except as noted, U.S. Energy Information Administration, Annual Energy Review, Uranium Industry Annual and unpublished data. http://www.eia.doe.gov/fuelnuclear.html



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