Uranium Production Figures, 2012-2021

(Updated June 2022)

Production from mines (tonnes U)

Country 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Kazakhstan 21,317 22,451 23,127 23,607 24,689 23,321 21,705 22,808 19,477 21,819
Namibia 4495 4323 3255 2993 3654 4224 5525 5476 5413 5753
Canada 8999 9331 9124 13,325 14,039 13,116 7001 6938 3885 4693
Australia 6991 6350 5001 5654 6315 5882 6517 6613 6203 4192
Uzbekistan (est.) 2400 2400 2400 2385 3325 3400 3450 3500 3500 3500
Russia 2872 3135 2990 3055 3004 2917 2904 2911 2846 2635
Niger 4667 4518 4057 4116 3479 3449 2911 2983 2991 2248
China (est.) 1500 1500 1500 1616 1616 1692 1885 1885 1885 1885
Inda (est.) 385 385 285 385 385 421 423 308 400 615
Ukraine 960 922 926 1200 808 707 790 800 744 455
South Africa (est.) 465 531 573 393 490 308 346 346 250 385
Iran (est.) 0 0 0 38 0 40 71 71 71 71
Pakistan (est.) 45 45 45 45 45 45 45 45 45 45
USA 1596 1792 1919 1256 1125 940 582 58 6 8
Brazil 326 192 55 40 44 0 0 0 15 0
Czech Republic 228 215 193 155 138 0 0 0 0 0
Romania 90 77 77 77 50 0 0 0 0 0
France 3 5 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Germany 50 27 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Malawi 1101 1132 369 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total world 58,493 59,331 56,041 60,304 63,207 60,514 54,154 54,742 47,731 48,303
tonnes U3O8 68,974 69,966 66,087 71,113 74,357 71,361 63,861 64,554 56,287 56,961
% of world demand 94% 91% 85% 98% 96% 93% 80% 81% 74% 77%

* Data from the World Nuclear Association. NB: the figures in this table are liable to change as new data becomes available. Totals may not sum exactly due to rounding. 


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