Uranium Week: Uranium Price Rise Forecast

Uranium Week: Uranium Price Rise Forecast

As the uranium prices continue to rally, Morgan Stanley expects inventories to diminish and prices to trend higher

-Morgan Stanley forecasts US$48/lb by 2024.
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The pandemic has been a greater disruption to uranium supply than to demand, with nuclear power proving to be very resilient in most markets. Nonetheless, sales from inventories have capped price upside. As inventories diminish, Morgan Stanley expects the uranium price to trend higher.Increased contracting activity in the enrichment market could be the start of a new long-term uranium contracting cycle. While global nuclear power capacity fell -2.7GW in 2020, Morgan Stanley sees a net 8GW increase in 2021 as new plants come online in China, other Asia and Eastern Europe.Meanwhile, in the recent 14th five-year plan, China is targeting 70GW of nuclear capacity by 2025 from 48GW in 2020. […]

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