Kazakhstan announces Q3 uranium production output 28 октября 2013, 15:53
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Uranium ore. ©kazatomprom.kz
In the Q3 2013 Kazakhstan produced 5.762 thousand tons, 6% up against the like period of 2012, KazAtomProm National Nuclear Company’s Press Service reported.
KazAtomProm’s share in the overall production output for the period under review made up 3.207 thousand uranium, 5% up against the like period of 2012.
Tengrinews.kz reported earlier, citing KazAtomProm’s Press Service, that 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. The uranium production output in Kazakhstan made up 20 900 tons in 2012. 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.