Uranium Production by Country

Uranium is a chemical element crucial to the creation of nuclear energy. It is highly radioactive with a long half-life and is used as a fuel source in nuclear reactors as well as a key component in the manufacture of nuclear bombs and warheads. It is a chemical element found within the crust of the Earth and is primarily extracted through underground mining. 

Uranium is very unevenly distributed throughout the earth, leaving some countries with a lion’s share to export and earn from. The country with the largest export and reserves of uranium is currently Kazakhstan, producing and exporting a total of 46% of the world’s uranium. 

If you would like to learn more about Uranium production by country, please refer to the data in the map and charts.

Uranium Production by Country

Australia

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7,273

#2 in the World

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No

Brazil

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20

#14 in the World

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No

Canada

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4,817

#4 in the World

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No

Czech Republic

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29

#13 in the World

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No

Germany

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8

#15 in the World

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No

India

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472

#10 in the World

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Yes

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160

#7 in the World

Kazakhstan

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22,967

#1 in the World

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No

Namibia

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6,382

#3 in the World

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No

Niger

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3,527

#6 in the World

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No

Pakistan

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53

#12 in the World

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Yes

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165

#6 in the World

People's Republic of China

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2,223

#8 in the World

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Yes

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350

#3 in the World

Russia

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3,356

#7 in the World

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Yes

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5,977

#1 in the World

South Africa

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131

#11 in the World

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No

Ukraine

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877

#9 in the World

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No

United States of America

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7

#16 in the World

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Yes

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5,428

#2 in the World

Uzbekistan

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4,127

#5 in the World

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No