Kazakhstan mines 20,900 tonnes of uranium in 2012.

By bne IntelliNews January 25, 2013
Kazakhstan raised uranium production to 20,900 tonnes in 2012 from 19,450 tonnes a year earlier. This means that the country had 37% stake in total world's output. National uranium miner said that its own production made up 11.900 tonnes which accounts for more than 20% of total world's output. The company exported 9,260 tonnes of uranium concentrate last year. Kazakhstan plans to increase its uranium output to 25,000 tonnes by 2015. The country is the largest uranium producer in the world and holds 15% of global uranium reserves. Meanwhile, Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev instructed government to fasten up works over defining location of nuclear power plant. Kazakhstan closed its only nuclear power plant in Aktau in the 90ties and has been planning to build a new facility for years.

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