List of countries by uranium production

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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 Kazakhstan 21,705 40.57%
2 Canada Canada 7,001 13.09%
3 Australia Australia 6,517 12.18%
4 Namibia Namibia 5,525 10.33%
5 Niger Niger 2,911 5.44%
6 Russia Russia 2,904 5.43%
7 Uzbekistan Uzbekistan 2,404[2] 4.49%
8 China China 1,885[2] 3.52%
9 Ukraine Ukraine 1,180[2] 2.21%
10 United States United States 582 1.09%
11 India India 308[2] 0.79% [3]
12 South Africa South Africa 346 0.65%
13 Iran Iran 71[2] 0.13%
14 Pakistan Pakistan 45[2] 0.08%
15 Czech Republic Czech Republic 0 < 0.01%
16 Romania Romania 0[2] < 0.01%
17 Brazil Brazil 0[2] < 0.01%
18 France France 0 < 0.01%
19  Germany 0 < 0.01%
20 Malawi Malawi 0 < 0.01%

TradeTech (2011)[edit]

Rank Country/Region Uranium Production (2011)

(thousands pounds U3O8)[4]

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


See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "World Uranium Mining". World Nuclear Association. Retrieved 2020-04-08.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h estimate
  3. ^ https://www.world-nuclear.org/information-library/nuclear-fuel-cycle/mining-of-uranium/world-uranium-mining-production.aspx
  4. ^ "World Uranium Production & Requirements". TradeTech. Retrieved 2020-04-08.