Saturday, January 21, 2017

10 Countries With Highest Uranium Reserves In The World

9. China
China produced an estimated 1,450 tons of uranium in 2013. The country wants to produce one-third of its uranium domestically, and is working toward this goal by increasing its mining activity.

8. USA
The United States ranks ninth in the world for known uranium resources, and had about 207,400 tons of reasonably assured resources as of 2011. In 2013, the country produced 1,835 tons of uranium.

7. Uzbekistan
In 2013, Uzbekistan produced 2,400 tons of uranium. Uzbekistan accounted for a large part of Russia’s uranium supply until it achieved its independence in 1991, along with Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.

6. Russia
Russia produced 3,135 tons of uranium in 2013. The country has about 10 percent of the world’s uranium resources, as per the World Nuclear Association. 

5. Namibia
In 2013, Namibia produced 4,315 tons of uranium.

4. Niger
Niger produced 4,528 tons of uranium in 2013. The country only began to produce uranium commercially in 1971, and already produces 7.5 percent of the world’s uranium from mines. 

3. Australia
Australia produced 11 percent of the world’s uranium from mines in 2013, with a total production level of 6,350 tons.

2. Canada
Canada was the world’s second-largest uranium producer ,accounting for 16 percent of production of uranium from mines.

1. Kazakhstan
With 28 percent of the world’s supply of uranium from mines, putting out 22,574 tons.


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