List of countries by uranium production

This contains lists of countries by uranium production. The first list is compiled by the World Nuclear Association, and measures uranium production by tonnes mined. The second list is compiled by TradeTech, a consulting company which specializes in the nuclear fuel market.

World Nuclear Association (2018)Edit

Rank Country/Region Uranium production (2018) (tonnes U)[1] Percentage of World Production (2018)
 World 53,498 100.00%
1   Kazakhstan 21,705 40.57%
2   Canada 7,001 13.09%
3   Australia 6,517 12.18%
4   Namibia 5,525 10.33%
5   Niger 2,911 5.44%
6   Russia 2,904 5.43%
7   Uzbekistan 2,404[2] 4.49%
8   China 1,885[2] 3.52%
9   Ukraine 1,180[2] 2.21%
10   United States 582 1.09%
11   India 423[2] 0.79%
12   South Africa 346 0.65%
13  Iran 71[2] 0.13%
14   Pakistan 45[2] 0.08%
15   Czech Republic 0 < 0.01%
16   Romania 0[2] < 0.01%
17   Brazil 0[2] < 0.01%
18   France 0 < 0.01%
19   Germany 0 < 0.01%
20   Malawi 0 < 0.01%

TradeTech (2011)Edit

Rank Country/Region Uranium Production (2011)

(thousands pounds U3O8)[3]

Percentage of World Production (2011)
World 139,075 100.00%
1   Kazakhstan 50,568 36.36%
2   Canada 23,775 17.10%
3   Australia 15,555 11.18%
4   Niger 11,312 8.13%
5   Namibia 8,470 6.09%
6   Russia 7,781 5.59%
7   Uzbekistan 6,499 4.67%
8   United States 3,996 2.87%
9   Ukraine 2,314 1.66%
10   China 2,301 1.65%
11   Malawi 2,199 1.58%
12   South Africa 1,513 1.09%
13   India 1,040 0.75%
14   Brazil 689 0.50%
15   Czech Republic 595 0.43%
16   Romania 200 0.14%
17   Pakistan 117 0.08%
18   Germany 52 0.04%
19   France 16 0.01%


See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "World Uranium Mining". World Nuclear Association. Retrieved 2020-04-08.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h estimate
  3. ^ "World Uranium Production & Requirements". TradeTech. Retrieved 2020-04-08.