Production costs in the nine-month period increased $6.4 million, or 1 percent, compared to the same period of 2011. Production volume increased 6 percent as we purchased supplemental power from TVA in the first two quarters of 2012 that had been deferred from 2011. The unit production cost declined 5 percent in the nine-month period, reflecting the lower unit production cost under the depleted uranium enrichment program and increased production volumes in the first two quarters. The average cost per megawatt hour declined 3 percent in the nine-month period reflecting lower unit power costs.We purchase approximately 5.5 million SWU per year under the Megatons to Megawatts program, and the purchase costs for the SWU component of LEU under the program increased $10.5 million in the nine-month period compared to the corresponding period of 2011, reflecting a 2 percent increase in the market-based unit purchase cost.
USEC Reports Third Quarter 2012 Results
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