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FACTBOX-Who are top 10 uranium mining companies?
December 11, 2009 / 9:31 AM / 8 years ago

FACTBOX-Who are top 10 uranium mining companies?

 Dec 11 (Reuters) - Uranium, the silvery-white mineral that powers nuclear reactors, is capturing growing attention amid burgeoning demand for power from emerging nations.
 Many analysts expect shares in uranium producers to offer long-term gains, although the near-term picture is uncertain due to excess supply.
  
 Here is a list of the top 10 Uranium mining companies:
  
  
 COMPANY       ANNUAL OUTPUT IN TONNES       PCT OF WORLD
                                               PRODUCTION
  
 Rio Tinto (RIO.AX)(RIO.L) 7,975                    18
 Cameco (CCO.TO)           6,659                    15
 Areva CEPFi.PA          6,318                    14
 Kazatomprom               5,328                    12
 ARMZ                      3,688                     8
 BHP (BHP.AX) (BLT.L)      3,344                     8
 Navoi                     2,338                     5
 Uranium One UUU.TO      1,107                     3
 Paladin (PDN.AX)            917                     2
 General Atomics             636                     1
  
 SUBTOTAL                 38,310                    87
 Others                    5,543                    13
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 TOTAL                    43,853                   100
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 Here are the world’s 10 largest individual uranium mines
  
 MINE              COUNTRY     MINE OWNER   PRODUCTION TONNES
 McArthur Rivier   Canada      Cameco       6,383
 Ranger            Australia   Rio Tinto    4,527
 Rossing           Namibia     Rio Tinto    3,449
 Olympic Dam       Australia   BHP Billiton 3,344
 Priargunsky       Russia      ARMZ         3,050
 Somair            Niger       Areva        1,743
 Rabbit Lake       Canada      Cameco       1,368
 Cominak           Niger       Areva        1,289
 McClean           Canada      Areva        1,249
 Akdala            Kazakhstan  Uranium One  1,034
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 TOTAL                                      27,436
  
 Sources: Reuters/World Nuclear Association 2009    

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