NYMEX uranium futures were trading above the $29 per pound mark in May, recovering from their late-April lows on the back of diminished inventories levels as aspiring miners are buying the commodity in a sign that the market for the nuclear fuel is heating up. Markets were already basking in the glow of improved demand sentiment as governments, including the US and China, see a role for nuclear power in their clean energy programs. Looking into the supply side, a restart of Cameco’s Cigar Lake mine remains highly uncertain, given a rise in coronavirus infections in Saskatchewan. If this environment persists, a wider supply-demand deficit is expected, which, in turn, should drive prices higher in the long run.

Historically, Uranium reached an all time high of 1349 in September of 2020. Uranium - data, forecasts, historical chart - was last updated on May of 2021.

Uranium is expected to trade at 29.99 USD/LBS by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate it to trade at 28.52 in 12 months time.

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Uranium
Uranium is a highly dense metal which occurs in most rocks and is mostly used as a fuel in nuclear power plants. The standard contract unit is 250 pounds of U3O8 and is traded on New York Mercantile Exchange. Top uranium producers are Kazakhstan, Canada and Australia. The Uranium prices displayed in Trading Economics are based on over-the-counter (OTC) and contract for difference (CFD) financial instruments. Our market prices are intended to provide you with a reference only, rather than as a basis for making trading decisions. Trading Economics does not verify any data and disclaims any obligation to do so.
Energy Price Day Weekly Monthly YTD Date
Crude Oil
USD/Bbl
64.5600 0.36 -0.55% -1.72% 8.14% 33.06% May/11
Brent
USD/Bbl
67.8900 0.43 -0.63% -1.44% 7.29% 31.06% May/11
Natural gas
USD/MMBtu
2.9050 0.03 -0.89% -2.09% 13.43% 14.42% May/11
Gasoline
USD/Gal
2.1183 0.02 -0.71% -1.53% 7.53% 50.22% May/11
Heating oil
USD/Gal
2.0067 0.01 -0.49% 0.40% 10.99% 35.22% May/11
Ethanol
USD/Gal
2.3400 0.00 0.00% -4.10% 22.83% 63.29% May/10
Naphtha
USD/T
592.43 1.07 0.18% 1.85% 10.06% 36.91% May/10
Propane
USD/Gal
0.81 0.01 0.74% -1.51% -7.31% 24.71% May/10
Uranium
USD/Lbs
30.7500 0.25 0.82% 5.13% 2.16% 0.16% May/10

Metals Price Day Weekly Monthly YTD Date
Gold
USD/t.oz
1,832.89 2.55 -0.14% 3.06% 5.79% -3.35% May/11
Silver
USD/t.oz
27.250 0.06 -0.22% 2.71% 9.68% 3.38% May/11
Platinum
USD/t.oz
1,243.48 6.15 -0.49% 0.48% 6.28% 16.65% May/11

Agricultural Price Day Weekly Monthly YTD Date
Soybeans
USd/Bu
1,611.5000 8.50 -0.52% 2.19% 16.61% 23.32% May/11
Wheat
USd/Bu
742.7500 3.50 0.47% 0.78% 18.27% 15.96% May/11
Lumber
USD/1000 board feet
1,601.00 85.00 -5.04% 1.61% 38.32% 83.37% May/10
Cheese
USD/Lbs
1.8110 0.00 0.22% 6.22% 4.50% 10.02% May/10
Palm Oil
MYR/T
4,368.00 59.00 -1.33% 7.56% 19.67% 21.33% May/10
Milk
USD/CWT
18.86 0.04 0.21% 6.92% 5.60% 19.37% May/10
Orange Juice
USd/Lbs
113.55 3.25 2.95% 5.29% 3.89% -7.87% May/10
Wool
AUD/100Kg
1,319.00 0.00 0.00% -1.71% 1.46% 12.64% May/10
Rice
USD/cwt
13.8800 0.23 -1.60% 3.43% 5.95% 13.40% May/10
Canola
CAD/T
1,015.30 30.00 -2.87% 12.32% 25.80% 61.29% May/10
Tea
USD/Kgs
2.91 0.00 0.00% 5.05% 9.81% 1.39% May/10
Coffee
USd/Lbs
148.35 2.60 -1.72% 5.70% 15.81% 15.67% May/10
Sugar
USd/Lbs
17.50 0.01 0.06% 4.60% 14.01% 12.98% May/10
Cotton
USd/Lbs
88.47 1.19 -1.33% 1.44% 10.39% 13.25% May/10
Cocoa
USD/T
2,473.00 51.00 2.11% 6.23% 4.48% -4.99% May/10
Rubber
JPY/Kg
258.50 4.30 -1.64% 0.58% 15.92% -3.83% May/11
Oat
USd/Bu
391.2500 11.75 -2.92% -2.55% 5.10% 8.45% May/11
Corn
USd/BU
742.7500 30.00 -3.88% 1.43% 30.54% 53.46% May/11

Livestock Price Day Weekly Monthly YTD Date
Beef
BRL/Kg
20.38 0.00 0.00% -0.10% -0.29% 12.35% May/10
Poultry
BRL/Kgs
7.17 0.00 0.00% 6.86% 15.46% 19.30% May/10
Feeder Cattle
USd/Lbs
135.4500 3.73 2.83% 1.80% -6.26% -2.52% May/10
Live Cattle
USd/Lbs
118.2250 2.20 1.90% 2.54% -3.67% 2.78% May/10
Lean Hogs
USd/Lbs
111.9000 0.08 -0.07% 1.08% 8.09% 59.23% May/10

Industrial Price Day Weekly Monthly YTD Date
Copper
USD/Lbs
4.7335 0.03 -0.68% 4.35% 17.46% 34.51% May/11
Coal
USD/T
94.20 2.45 2.67% 4.55% 6.80% 15.98% May/10
Steel
CNY/T
5,703.00 229.00 4.18% 6.36% 13.24% 35.14% May/10
Iron Ore
USD/T
228.00 21.00 10.14% 21.93% 33.33% 43.85% May/10
Lithium
CNY/T
90,000.00 0.00 0.00% 0.00% -33.82% 93.55% May/11
Bitumen
CNY/T
3,078.00 28.00 -0.90% 0.65% 12.34% 29.22% May/10
Cobalt
USD/T
45,165.00 0.00 0.00% 0.00% -9.22% 40.31% May/10
Lead
USD/T
2,220.20 0.00 0.00% 3.89% 13.60% 12.37% May/10
Aluminum
USD/T
2,529.75 5.00 -0.20% 4.21% 12.61% 27.72% May/10
Tin
USD/T
29,775.00 12.50 -0.04% 1.92% 16.04% 46.57% May/10
Zinc
USD/T
2,991.75 33.50 -1.11% 1.31% 8.49% 8.75% May/10
Nickel
USD/T
18,052.50 0.00 0.00% 2.26% 12.21% 9.06% May/10
Molybdenum
USD/Kg
27.00 0.00 0.00% 0.00% -3.74% 14.89% May/10
Palladium
USD/t.oz
2,953.50 6.58 -0.22% -1.01% 10.38% 20.67% May/11
Manganese
CNY/T
31.50 0.00 0.00% 2.44% 4.13% 0.80% May/10
Rhodium
USD/t oz.
28,400.00 500.00 -1.73% -3.73% -0.35% 67.06% May/10
Soda Ash
CNY/T
1,762.00 0.00 0.00% 0.57% 0.57% 31.49% May/10
Neodymium
CNY/T
695,000.00 0.00 0.00% 0.00% -9.15% 11.65% May/10
Iron Ore 62% fe
USD/T
215.48 11.13 5.45% 16.45% 25.99% 38.27% May/10

Index Price Day Weekly Monthly YTD Date
CRB Index
Index Points
219.09 0.86 -0.39% 2.64% 10.59% 22.88% May/10
LME Index
Index Points
4,399.90 0.00 0.00% 5.31% 15.41% 28.86% May/10
S&P GSCI
Index Points
2,511.61 0.00 0.00% 2.61% 11.16% 27.04% May/10