In 2018, foreign-sourced uranium accounted for 90% of U.S. nuclear operators' purchases

Most uranium purchased by U.S. civilian nuclear power reactor operators every year comes from foreign countries. In 2018, 90% of the 40 million pounds of uranium purchased was from foreign countries, led by Canada (24% of total), Kazakhstan (20%), Australia (18%), and Russia (13%). U.S.-origin uranium accounted for 10% of purchases, or 3.9 million pounds. Since 2010, between 83% and 94% of uranium purchases in any single year have come from foreign countries. Source: Today in Energy – In 2018, foreign-sourced uranium accounted for 90% of U.S. nuclear operators' purchases

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