Global Power Plant Uranium Market - Growth, Trends, Covid -19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The Global Power Plant Uranium Market is segmented by Geography (North America, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Middle-East & Africa, and South America)

Market Snapshot

Power Plant Uranium Market Size
Study Period: 2019-2027
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: Asia-Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: <1.2 %
Power Plant Uranium Market Key Players

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Market Overview

The global power plant uranium market is expected to grow at a CAGR of less than 1.2% during the forecast period. The COVID-19 pandemic had negatively impacted nuclear power plant projects in countries like France. Moreover, the pandemic has suspended the production of uranium from major mining centers. Factors like the increasing number of nuclear power plants especially in developing countries are likely to drive the market during the forecast period. However, high capital cost and complex technology are likely to hinder the market growth during the forecast period.

  • Increasing adoption of renewable technologies are likely to restraint the market growth in the study period.
  • Countries like China, and India has nuclear energy targets for 2030 and beyond. By 2030, China is likely to install 80 GW of nuclear power plants, whereas India to have around 22.4 GW of nuclear power by 2031. Such targets are likely to increase nuclear power projects and thus would leads to more demand for uranium in regions like Asia-Pacific.
  • Asia-Pacific is expected to be a significant market for Uranium demand during the forecast period owing to a number of upcoming projects.

Scope of the Report

The global power plant uranium market includes:

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Key Market Trends

Renewable Energy Likely to Restraint the Market Growth

  • There is an ongoing surge in the development of renewable energy around the world, striking out nuclear power globally. As a result, nuclear power generation increased by around a CAGR of 3.05%, where as renewable energy took a leap of around 15.25% CAGR during the period 1990 to 2020.
  • As of 2021, the renewable installed capacity was nearly 3.06 terawatt (TW), increasing from 1.22 TW in 2010. Further, with upcoming renewable projects like Hornsea project 2 in the United Kingdom, Ulanqab wind farm in China, Triton Knoll in the United Kingdom, and several others are likely to increase renewable electricity during the upcoming years.
  • The increase in renewable capacity can also be attributed to the fact that the simple and distributed technologies can be rolled out very quickly in comparison with very complex and large centralized nuclear power plants.
  • Further, governments around the world have adopted various policies and schemes to adopt and utilize renewable energy in a massive scale. Net-metering schemes, tax rebates, subsidy for renewable utility projects are few major steps adopted by various regions around the world.
  • Hence, with increasing adoption of renewable technologies on accounts of its advantages, nuclear energy industry is expected to have a challenging scenario, which would reduce the demand for uranium during the study period.
Power Plant Uranium Market Growth

Asia-Pacific to be a Significant Region

  • Asia-Pacific is one of the emerging regions in the world where electricity generating capacity and specifically nuclear power are growing significantly. In Asia, there are about 135-140 operable nuclear power reactors, out of which 30-35 are under construction, and counties planning to build an additional 50-60. Many more are proposed.
  • The Chinese nuclear sector is expected to continue to expand at a robust rate, with capacity increasing by an annual average of 10.3% between 2018 and 2027, resulting in more than 95GW of installed nuclear capacity. This is in line with the aims of decarbonizing the country's baseload generation and to amass nuclear expertise for the export of technology.
  • China is projected to be the second-largest nuclear market in the world, by capacity, in 2027, only marginally smaller than the leader, the United States. Although China's nuclear policy has undoubtedly been toned down in the aftermath of Fukushima, China remains the global frontrunner in terms of its nuclear ambitions. As of February, China has around 53 operable, 19 under construction, and 34 planned reactors.
  • The Indian government is committed to grow its nuclear power capacity as part of its massive infrastructure development program. As of February 2022, India has 8 under-construction, and 12 planned reactors.
  • Cumulatively, Asia has around 35 under-construction, and 50 planned reactors, which are likely to propel the market during the forecast period.
Power Plant Uranium Market Analysis

Competitive Landscape

The global power plant uranium market is moderately consolidated. Some of the major companies include NAC Kazatomprom JSC, Orano SA, Uranium One Inc, China General Nuclear Power Group (CGN), and Navoi Mining and Metallurgy Combinat among others.

Recent Development

  • In March 2022, India announced to import nearly 100 tonnes of natural uranium and 133 units of fuel assemblies in the FY 2022-23. The uranium is likely to be imported from Canada, Kazakhstan, Russia, and Uzbekistan.
  • The Minister of State for Atomic Energy in April 2022 approved the construction of 10 indigenous 700 MW Pressurized Heavy Water Reactors in India.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Scope of the Study

    2. 1.2 Market Definition

    3. 1.3 Study Assumptions




    1. 4.1 Introduction

    2. 4.2 Global Uranium Market Size and Demand, in thousand tonnes, till 2027

    3. 4.3 Recent Trends and Developments

    4. 4.4 Government Policies and Regulations

    5. 4.5 Market Dynamics

      1. 4.5.1 Drivers

      2. 4.5.2 Restraints

    6. 4.6 Supply Chain Analysis

    7. 4.7 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.7.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.7.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers

      3. 4.7.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.7.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services

      5. 4.7.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 North America

    2. 5.2 Asia-Pacific

    3. 5.3 Europe

    4. 5.4 Middle-East and Africa

    5. 5.5 South America


    1. 6.1 Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements

    2. 6.2 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 NAC Kazatomprom JSC

      2. 6.3.2 Orano SA

      3. 6.3.3 Uranium One Inc

      4. 6.3.4 China General Nuclear Power Group (CGN)

      5. 6.3.5 Navoi Mining and Metallurgy Combinat

      6. 6.3.6 China National Nuclear Corporation

      7. 6.3.7 BHP Group Ltd

      8. 6.3.8 Cameco Corporation

      9. 6.3.9 ARMZ Uranium Holding Co.

      10. 6.3.10 General Atomics

    4. *List Not Exhaustive

**Subject to Availability

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Global Power Plant Uranium Market market is studied from 2019 - 2027.

The Global Power Plant Uranium Market is growing at a CAGR of <1.2% over the next 5 years.

Asia-Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

North America holds highest share in 2021.

NAC Kazatomprom JSC, Orano SA, Uranium One Inc, China General Nuclear Power Group (CGN), Navoi Mining and Metallurgy Combinat are the major companies operating in Global Power Plant Uranium Market.

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