Feature Report: Nuclear Energy Producers and Consumers

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Proved Uranium Reserves

Reserves of uranium — the fuel for nuclear power generation — are geographically scattered. In less developed countries, uranium mining is often carried out by companies affiliated with nuclear power generators in consumer countries such as France, in partnership with local authorities. 

Proved Uranium Reserves in 2011 (in thousands of tons)

 
Country Available Quantity Global Share
Australia 1,661 31%
Kazakhstan 629 12%
Russia 487 9%
Canada 469 9%
Niger 421 5%
South Africa 279 5%
Brazil 277 5%
Namibia 261 5%
United States 207 4%
China 166 3%
Ukraine 120 2%
Uzbekistan 96 2%
Mongolia 56 1%
Jordan 34 1%
Rest of the World 164 3%
Total World 5,327 100%

 

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