In the interest of its Treaty missions, the Supply Agency’s statutes entrust it with a market observatory role. In particular, ESA has a duty to monitor the market in order to identify trends likely to affect the Union’s security of supply of nuclear materials and services. ESA has to provide the Community with expertise, information and advice on any subject connected with the operation of the nuclear market.
In line with these obligations, ESA’s Nuclear Fuel Market Observatory issues market reports and analyses, publishes price indices and cooperates with other international market analysis organisations.
ESA’s Annual Report continues to be its main reporting tool.
Each year, ESA conducts a survey among EU nuclear power operators. The survey provides detailed analysis of the supply and demand for natural uranium, conversion and enrichment services in the EU.
It also issues four quarterly uranium market reports, which reflect global and specific Euratom developments on the nuclear market.
Each year by 1 July, ESA publishes its annual report. The report provides an overview of nuclear fuel supply and demand in the EU. Quantitative analysis of natural uranium supplies, as well as provisions of services to the EU are evaluated to reveal how well covered EU utilities are.
The report also serves as annual activity report, outlining the Agency’s activities in the previous year and the financial and management information.
ESA issues four quarterly uranium market reports, which reflect global and specific Euratom developments on the nuclear market.
These include general data about natural uranium supply contracts concluded by ESA or notified to it, a description of activity on the natural uranium market in the EU, and the quarterly spot price index for natural uranium whenever three or more spot contracts have been concluded.
The Supply Agency publishes price indices with calculated weighted averages of the prices paid by EU utilities within multiannual and spot contracts. Its analysis contains forecasts of future demand for uranium and enrichment services and assessed security of supply of nuclear fuel to EU utilities. ESA provides detailed analysis of future contractual coverage for natural uranium and enrichment services, diversification of supply and an analysis of EU inventories of nuclear material.
ESA also publishes punctual analysis reporting on the Advisory Committee working groups,
see the reports