This joint Nuclear Energy Agency-International
Atomic Energy Agency report, "Uranium 1995 - Resources, Production and
Demand", presents the results of the 1995 review of uranium supply and
demand in the world, and is the foremost reference in this field. The
report provides a statistical profile of the world uranium industry as
of 1 January 1995. It contains data on uranium exploration activities,
resources and production for 54 countries, updating the 1993 edition.
Significant new information is provided for a number of countries for
which data was previously not easily accessible, and this edition contains
reports for 23 of the 25 uranium producing countries, which accounted
for about 92 per cent of world uranium production in 1994.
The world uranium market has changed
dramatically in this decade due to political and economic developments
in uranium producing and consuming regions. The over-production of the
eighties has changed in the nineties to a more ambiguous situation where
production is meeting less than 60 per cent of demand while prices remain
low because a continued abundant supply of uranium is expected from new
sources. World nuclear electricity generating capacity and its nuclear
fuel cycle requirements continue to expand modestly, while uranium stockpiles
are decreasing and uranium production has been contracting in most regions
of the world. However, a steady increase in uranium spot prices since
late 1994 suggests that the situation may be changing.
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