ROSWELL, Ga.--(The Ux Consulting Company, LLC (UxC), the nuclear fuel industry’s leading provider of information services, announces the release of three in-depth essays focused on China’s uranium, conversion, and enrichment industries.)--
No amount of hyperbole can describe the impact that China has already had and will continue to have in the coming decades on nearly every aspect of the global nuclear marketplace. As for the uranium market, China’s impact is already being felt tremendously, and, if the latest increases in prices are any indication, China’s rapid reactor buildup and consequent large growth in uranium (U3O8) demand are one of the key focal points in the nuclear fuel industry today. Many market observers have been wondering how China will satisfy its massive future uranium needs, especially in light of the fact that China is not blessed with large, economically recoverable domestic uranium reserves. UxC’s China uranium essay comprehensively reviews all available information on China’s uranium supply and demand to provide detailed and accurate analysis and forecasts through 2030. It also examines the impact that China’s aggressive pursuit of uranium is having on the broader global market and prices.
Although China has already made significant efforts in securing natural uranium from the world marketplace, it remains unclear how all this imported as well as domestically produced U3O8 will be converted to UF6 in order to allow for domestic enrichment. UxC’s China conversion essay examines China’s conversion industry as it exists today and how the necessary UF6 production capacity may be acquired in order to feed the country’s rapidly growing reactor fleet’s fuel requirements.
While much attention has been placed on China’s impact on the uranium market, one aspect of the fuel cycle that continues to see many questions raised is the current status and future prospects of China’s enrichment supply. UxC’s China enrichment essay analyzes all elements of the enrichment industry in China, including past production capabilities along with likely plant expansions. A complete analysis of SWU supply and demand along with market activities and related developments are reviewed in order to better understand how China will be able to deliver SWU to its domestic reactor fleet, and also potentially to foreign customers.
These China essays are available for immediate purchase.