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Uranium Mining Market in North America to 2020 - Higher Production Driven by New Projects, Improved Mining Methods and Price Increases

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Uranium Mining Market in North America to 2020 - Higher Production Driven by New Projects, Improved Mining Methods and Price Increases
Published: June 25, 2012 Content info: 56 Pages
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Summary

GBI Research's new report, "Uranium Mining Market in North America to 2020 - Higher Production Driven by New Projects, Improved Mining Methods and Price Increases" provides key information and analysis of the North America uranium mining industry, comprising Canada and the United States. The report covers the industry's drivers and restraints, production and reserves. This report discusses uranium mine production and available reserves across North America as well as the commissioning of several planned uranium assets and the exploration and development activity initiated within the geographical territory of North America. This report is based on data and information sourced from proprietary databases, primary and secondary research and in-house analysis by GBI Research's team of industry experts.

Scope

  • Important drivers and restraints which are estimated to play a role in transforming the industry during the outlook period 2012-2020.
  • Production of uranium in North America - Historical data from 2000 to 2011 is given, as well as a forecast until 2020.
  • Reserves of Uranium - Categorized by regional reserves as on 2010.
  • Top active and planned projects spanning the North American uranium mining landscape.
  • Policy and regulatory framework governing the uranium mining industry.
  • Comprehensive profiles of key uranium mining companies such as Cameco Corporation, Areva Resources Canada Inc and Denison Mines Inc are also discussed.

Reasons to buy

  • Gain a strong understanding of the region's uranium mining industry
  • Facilitate market analysis and forecasting of future uranium industry trends
  • Facilitate decision-making and strategy formulation on the basis of strong historic and forecast production data
  • Identify key growth and investment opportunities in the region's uranium mining industry
  • Position yourself to gain maximum advantage of the industry's growth potential

Keywords

Uranium, North America, Production, Reserves, Consumption, Drivers, Restraints, Export, Import, Fiscal regimes, Canada, The US

Executive Summary

North American Uranium Reserves to Boost Mining Industry.

Substantial reserves in Canada and the US are expected to keep uranium production buoyant in North America, according to a new report by natural resources experts GBI Research.

The new report* states that the future of uranium production in the region relies upon new mining developments, with the most significant expansions destined for Canadian uranium mines.

North America is one of the major uranium producing regions in the world, accounting for around 17% of global uranium mine production during 2011. At the end of 2010, the region had reserves of 761,781 ton uranium (tU), representing about 12% of global reserves, but several exploration activities currently in progress look to nurture further growth in North America's uranium industry.

The development of new mines and capacity expansions at existing mines in the US and Canada will underpin regional uranium mine production. The development of Cigar Lake, one of the world's largest undeveloped high-grade uranium deposits located in Saskatchewan, Canada, is expected to be operational by mid-2013 and have an annual production capacity of 6,924 tU. Similarly, the Midwest Millennium mine project in Northern Saskatchewan, the Kiggavik project in the Kivalliq region of Nunavut, the Matoush exploration project in central Quebec, and the Nichols Uranium Project in the US are expected to boost production in the near future.

In addition to this, the multi-year McArthur River extension project, which began in 2010, is encouraging a new lease of underground exploration around present mining operations in Canada. Expansion plans are also present for Rabbit Lake uranium mine, where new mineralization, known as the Powell zone, has been identified, with new drilling plans scheduled for 2012.

However, despite this abundance of uranium, labor and fuel costs are becoming a harder challenge to conquer for mining operators in North America, with Canadian uranium mining company Cameco Corporation claiming that their rising prices are a key factor affecting business. Occupational risks are another potential problem facing uranium miners around the world, due to radioactive dust present in mining operations. Should lawsuits arise as a result of workers suffering bad health, this would likely have a crippling effect on uranium mining companies' finances.

North America produced an estimated 10,561.4 tU in 2011, and regional uranium mine production is forecast to increase by 6.8% to 18,236 tU in 2020. The rate of expected growth in mine production during 2012-2020 in the US and Canada is roughly the same, with estimated CAGRs of 6.7% and 7% respectively.

Uranium Mining Market in North America to 2020 - Higher Production Driven by New Projects, Improved Mining Methods and Price Increases

This report provides key data, information and analysis of the North America uranium mining industry, comprising Canada and the United States. The report covers the industry's drivers and restraints, production and reserves. This report discusses uranium mine production and available reserves across North America as well as the commissioning of several planned uranium assets and the exploration and development activity initiated within the geographical territory of North America. This report is based on data and information sourced from proprietary databases, primary and secondary research and in-house analysis by GBI Research's team of industry experts.

This report was built using data and information sourced from proprietary databases, primary and secondary research, and in-house analysis conducted by GBI Research's team of industry experts.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. Table of Contents

  • 1.1. List of Tables
  • 1.2. List of Figures

2. Introduction

3. North America, Uranium Mining Industry

4. North America, Uranium Mining Industry - Drivers and Restraints

  • 4.1. North America, Uranium Mining Industry - Drivers
    • 4.1.1. New Projects Development to Boost Regional Uranium Production
    • 4.1.2. Substantial Reserves and Exploration Potential
    • 4.1.3. Expected Increase in Uranium Prices
  • 4.2. North America, Uranium Mining Industry - Restraints
    • 4.2.1. Input Cost Sensitivity
    • 4.2.2. Occupational Risk

5. North America, Uranium Mining Industry - Production and Reserves

  • 5.1. North America, Uranium Mining Industry - Uranium Mine Production
    • 5.1.1. North America Uranium Mining Industry - North America Production vs. Rest of the World
    • 5.1.2. North America Uranium Mining Industry - Uranium Mine Production by Country
  • 5.2. North America Uranium Mining Industry - Uranium Reserves
    • 5.2.1. North America Uranium Mining Industry - North America Reserves vs. Rest of the World
    • 5.2.2. North America Uranium Mining Industry - Uranium Reserves by Country

6. Canada Uranium Mining Industry

  • 6.1. Canada Uranium Mining Industry - Drivers and Restraints
    • 6.1.1. Canada Uranium Mining Industry - Drivers
    • 6.1.2. Canada Uranium Mining Industry - Restraints
  • 6.2. Canada Uranium Mining Industry - Production and Reserves
    • 6.2.1. Canada Uranium Mining Industry - Uranium Mine Production
    • 6.2.2. Canada Uranium Mining Industry - Uranium Reserves
  • 6.3. Canada Uranium Mining Industry - Fiscal Regime
    • 6.3.1. Canada, Governing Bodies
    • 6.3.2. Canada, Governing Laws
    • 6.3.3. Canada, Mining Permits and Licensing Methods
    • 6.3.4. Canada, Mining Rights and Obligations
    • 6.3.5. Canada, Key Fiscal Terms

7. United States Uranium Mining Industry

  • 7.1. United States Uranium Mining Industry - Drivers and Restraints
    • 7.1.1. United States Uranium Mining Industry - Drivers
    • 7.1.2. United States Uranium Mining Industry - Restraints
  • 7.2. United States Uranium Mining Industry - Production and Reserves
    • 7.2.1. United States Uranium Mining Industry - Uranium Mine Production
    • 7.2.2. United States Uranium Mining Industry - Uranium Reserves
  • 7.3. United States Uranium Mining Industry - Fiscal Regime
    • 7.3.1. United States, Governing Bodies
    • 7.3.2. United States, Governing Laws
    • 7.3.3. United States, Mining Licenses and Permit
    • 7.3.4. United States, Mining Rights and obligations
    • 7.3.5. United States, Key Fiscal Terms

8. North America Uranium Mining Industry - Top Active and Planned Projects

  • 8.1. North America Uranium Mining Industry - Top Active Projects
  • 8.2. North America Uranium Mining Industry - Mine Profile
    • 8.2.1. McArthur River Mine
    • 8.2.2. Rabbit Lake Mine
    • 8.2.3. Smith Ranch-Highland Mine
    • 8.2.4. Crow Butte Mine
  • 8.3. North America Uranium Mining Industry - Planned Projects

9. North America Uranium Mining, Top Uranium Producing Companies

  • 9.1. Cameco Corporation (Cameco)
    • 9.1.1. Cameco Corporation (Cameco), Overview
    • 9.1.2. Cameco Corporation (Cameco), Business Description
    • 9.1.3. Cameco Corporation (Cameco), Uranium Projects
  • 9.2. Canada Uranium Mining Industry - Key Companies, AREVA Resources Canada Inc. (AREVA Resources)
    • 9.2.1. Areva Resources Canada Inc (AREVA Resources), Overview
    • 9.2.2. Areva Resources Canada Inc (AREVA Resources), Uranium Projects
  • 9.3. Denison Mines Corp. (Denison)
    • 9.3.1. Denison Mines Corp (Denison), Overview
    • 9.3.2. Denison Mines Corp (Denison), Business Description
    • 9.3.3. Denison Mines Corp (Denison), Uranium Projects

10. Appendix

  • 10.1. Abbreviations
  • 10.2. About GBI Research
  • 10.3. Methodology
    • 10.3.1. Coverage
    • 10.3.2. Secondary Research
    • 10.3.3. Primary Research
    • 10.3.4. Expert Panel Validation
  • 10.4. Contact Us
  • 10.5. Disclaimer

List of Tables

  • Table 1: Uranium Mining Industry, North America, Uranium Mine Production (tU), 2000-2020
  • Table 2: Uranium Mining Industry, North America, Uranium Reserves (tU), 2000-2010
  • Table 3: Uranium Mining Industry, Canada, Uranium Mine Production (tU), 2000-2020
  • Table 4: Uranium Mining Industry, Canada, Uranium Reserves (tU), 2000-2010
  • Table 5: Uranium Mining Industry, Canada, Licensing Fees ($), 2011
  • Table 6: Uranium Mining Industry, Canada, Depreciation Rates (%), 2011
  • Table 7: Uranium Mining Industry, United States, Uranium Mine Production (tU), 2000-2020
  • Table 8: Uranium Mining Industry, United States, Uranium Reserves (tU), 2000-2010
  • Table 9: Uranium Mining Industry, United States, Federal Income Tax Rates, 2011
  • Table 10: Uranium Mining Industry, United States, State Corporate Income Tax Rates (%), 2010
  • Table 11: Uranium Mining Industry, United States, New Mexico, State Corporate Income Tax Rates (%), 2011
  • Table 12: Uranium Mining Industry, United States, Depreciation (%), 2011
  • Table 13: Uranium Mining Industry, North America, Top Active Projects
  • Table 14: Uranium Mining Industry, North America, McArthur River Mine, Historic and Forecast Production (tU), 2000-2020
  • Table 15: Uranium Mining Industry, North America, Rabbit Lake Mine, Historic and Forecast Production (tU), 2000-2020
  • Table 16: Uranium Mining Industry, North America, Smith Ranch-Highland Mine, Historic Production (tU), 2000-2010
  • Table 17: Uranium Mining Industry, North America, Crow Butte Mine, Historic Production (tU), 2000-2010
  • Table 18: Uranium Mining Industry, North America, Planned Projects
  • Table 19: Uranium Mining Industry, North America, Cameco Corporation, Major Uranium Projects
  • Table 20: Uranium Mining Industry, North America, Areva Resources Canada Inc, Major Uranium Projects
  • Table 21: Uranium Mining Industry, North America, Denison Mines Corp, Major Uranium Projects

List of Figures

  • Figure 1: Uranium Mining Industry, North America, Uranium Mine Production (tU), 2000-2020
  • Figure 2: Uranium Mining Industry, North America, North America Production vs. Rest of the World (%), 2011
  • Figure 3: Uranium Mining Industry, North America, Uranium Mine Production by Country (tU), 2000 - 2020
  • Figure 4: Uranium Mining Industry, North America, Uranium Reserves (tU), 2000-2010
  • Figure 5: Uranium Mining Industry, North America, North America Reserves vs. Rest of the World (%), 2010
  • Figure 6: Uranium Mining Industry, North America, Uranium Reserves by Country, 2000 - 2010
  • Figure 7: Uranium Mining Industry, Canada, Uranium Mine Production (tU), 2000-2020
  • Figure 8: Uranium Mining Industry, Canada, Canada Production vs. North America Production (%), 2011
  • Figure 9: Uranium Mining Industry, Canada, Uranium Reserves (tU), 2000-2010
  • Figure 10: Uranium Mining Industry, Canada, Canada Reserves vs. North America Reserves (%), 2010
  • Figure 11: Uranium Mining Industry, United States, Uranium Mine Production (tU), 2000-2020
  • Figure 12: Uranium Mining Industry, United States, United States Production vs. North America Production (%), 2011
  • Figure 13: Uranium Mining Industry, United States, Uranium Reserves (tU), 2000-2010
  • Figure 14: Uranium Mining Industry, United States, United States Reserves vs. North America Reserves (%), 2010
  • Figure 15: Uranium Mining Industry, North America, McArthur River Mine, Historic and Forecast Production (tU), 2000-2020
  • Figure 16: Uranium Mining Industry, North America, Rabbit Lake Mine, Historic and Forecast Production (tU), 2000-2020
  • Figure 17: Uranium Mining Industry, North America, Smith Ranch-Highland Mine, Historic Production (tU), 2000-2010
  • Figure 18: Uranium Mining Industry, North America, Crow Butte Mine, Historic Production (tU), 2000-2010
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