Uranium set for best run since 2014 as miners buy after halts

HONG KONG – Uranium is heading for its longest run of monthly gains since November 2014 as global supply tightens after mine closures and as producers and investors boost purchases in the spot market.

Spot uranium is up 2.1% this month, set for a fourth monthly advance, and has climbed more than 30% since hitting a low in April. A decline in supply and boost in demand has helped underpin a price increase, according to Ux Consulting, a provider of research on the nuclear industry. Further gradual gains are seen through the remainder of the year, Ux said.

“Whether we get as high as $30 by year-end remains to be seen, but that would likely be the next psychological barrier,” Ux president Jonathan Hinze said by email. “Market participants are expecting further price increases and some buyers are trying to get ahead of any future increases.”

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