This map shows current worldwide uranium production from mines. A prominent use of uranium from mining is as fuel for nuclear power plants.
The worldwide production of uranium in 2009: 50,572 tonnes
About 63 percent of the world's production of uranium from mines is from Kazakhstan, Canada and Australia. After a decade of falling mine production to 1993, output of uranium has generally risen since then and now meets 76% of demand for power generation. Kazakhstan produces the largest share of uranium from mines (27% of world supply from mines), followed by Canada (20%) and Australia (16%).
Updated: April 2010
13 years ago