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Starting from 2011, ESA publishes a spot price indicator on a quarterly basis, provided that there are at least three spot contracts concluded by the EU utilities (excluding exchanges and loans), and that the price indicated is fixed and not expressed as a formula.


ESA average uranium prices


  ESA quarterly spot uranium price
ESA quarterly spot uranium price
USD/lb U3O8
Number of spot natural uranium contracts concluded by EU utilities (including purchases, sales, exchanges and loans) Total number of contracts processed by ESA (including contracts, amendments and notifications on the front-end activities)
Q1 2011 118.80 62.51 6
Q2 2011 101.17 56.00 6
Q3 2011 n/a n/a 4
Q4 2011 n/a n/a 6
Q1+Q2 2012 97.53 48.64 6
Q3 2012 n/a n/a 0
Q4 2012 n/a n/a 2
Q1 2013 n/a n/a 2
Q2 2013 n/a n/a 0
Q3 2013 71.2 36.27 7
Q4 2013 66.18 34.65 15
Q1 2014 68.18 35.92 5 65
Q2 2014 - - 5 67
Q3 2014 - - 2 73
Q4 2014 - - 5 76
Q1 2015 - - 4 117
Q2 2015 86 36.56  4 83

Disclaimer: the statistics and data analysis provided by ESA are for information purposes only. ESA does not bear legal liability for making use of them. ESA ensures confidentiality and physical protection of the commercial data.



To calculate the quarterly average price (simple average), the original contract prices are converted, using the quarterly average exchange rate published by the European Central Bank, into EUR per kilogram of uranium in the chemical form U3O8.

To establish a price which excludes the conversion cost if it was not specified, ESA applies a calculated quarterly average conversion spot price indicator (based on conversion price indicators provided by consulting companies).

The date of signature by ESA is considered as the contract date.


* This information and the price indices are made available for information purposes only, and ESA can take no legal responsibility for the use made of them.