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7/4/2016 by mdc
http://investingnews.com/daily/resource-investing/energy-investing/uranium-in...
Uranium production has steadily risen over the years, increasing by over 4,000 tonnes from 2014 to 2015. In 2015, the world total uranium production was 60,514 tonnes (or 133,409,000 pounds of U3O8).

This number represents a significant spike from the 56,041 tonnes produced in 2014, as well as from the 59,331 tonnes produced in 2013.

Here is a look at the 10 top uranium-producing countries at the end of 2015 ...

1. Kazakhstan
Mine production: 23,800 tonnes (53,470,000 pounds U3O8)

2. Canada
Mine production: 13,325 tonnes (29,376,000 pounds U3O8)

3. Australia
Mine production: 5,672 tonnes (12,505,000 pounds U3O8)

4. Niger
Mine production: 4,057 tonnes (8,944,000 pounds U3O8)

5. Russia
Mine production: 3,055 tonnes (6,735,000 pounds U3O8)

6. Namibia
Mine production: 2,993 tonnes (6,598,000 pounds U3O8)

7. Uzbekistan
Mine production: 2,385 tonnes (5,258,000 pounds U3O8)

8. China
Mine production: 1,616 tonnes (3,563,000 pounds U3O8)

9. United States
Mine production: 1,256 tonnes (2,769,000 pounds U3O8)

10. Ukraine
Mine production: 926 tonnes (2,042,000 pounds U3O8)

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