Global Slice 🌍: Uranium

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Uranium Production

Total uranium produced in 2017 was 59,135 tonnes. Divided equally between all 7.5 billion people, this would be 7.9 grams per person; divided between 10 million, 5.9 grams; divided between 12.5 billion, 4.7 grams.

The top 10 producing countries are listed and charted below. Click the “▶Remaining countries” legend under the chart to see the others.

CountryTonnes produced, as metal
Kazakhstan23,321
Canada12,433
Australia5,713
Namibia4,529
Niger3,485
Russia2,917
Uzbekistan2,404
China1,885
USA941
Ukraine550
Uranium production for 2017, top 10 countries, tonnes.
From https://www2.bgs.ac.uk/mineralsuk/statistics/wms.cfc?method=searchWMS :
Data type=”Production”, Commodity=”uranium”, Dates=2017, Countries=”All countries”.
Data as above, but charted.
▶Remaining countries
India421
South Africa358
Czech Republic59
Pakistan45
Iran40
Germany34
Brazil0
Romania0
Data as above, but for the remaining countries.