Kazakhstan to maintain uranium output level in 2013 after slowdown.

By bne IntelliNews April 6, 2011
Kazakhstan, the leading world producer of uranium, expects to hold uranium output in 2013 at a minimum level of 20,000 metric tonnes after slowdown in output in recent years. According to Vladimir Shkolnik, chief executive officer of state Kazatomprom, Kazakhstan plans to sign new contracts to boost output depending on the situation on the market in the future. Kazakhstan is going to increase production of the nuclear fuel by about 2% in 2012 reaching around 20,000 tonnes, in comparison with 10% growth in 2011, the company stated last month. Output is expected to go up to 27,000 - 28,000 tonnes by 2020.

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