Kazakhstan announces 2012 uranium production figure 24 января 2013, 13:29
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As of the end of 2012 uranium production output in Kazakhstan made up 20 900 tons, KazAtomProm National Nuclear Company’s Press Service reports.
In 2011 the figure stood at 19 450 tons (almost 9% up against 2010).
According to the Press Service, Kazakhstan retains its title of the uranium production leader as it supplies about 37% of uranium to global markets. The global market’s capacity is estimated at 55 700 tons. In 2011 the country’s share in global uranium supplies stood at 35%.
KazAtomProm, including its stakes in other companies, produced a total of 11 900 tons in 2012 (over 20% of global production). In 2011 the Company produced 11 079 tons.
KazAtomProm’s exports in 2012 totaled 9 260 tons.
Tantalum production output made up 213 tons, with niobium production standing at 43 tons and beryllium production standing at 2526 tons.