SE "Vostochny Mining and Processing Plant" (VostGOK) in 2020 reduced the production of uranium oxide concentrate by 7.1% (by 57.2 tons) compared to 2019 - to 743.7 tons, Interfax-Ukraine reports with a link to information on the Unified State Portal of Open Data.
According to published data, in January 2020, 93.6 tons of uranium concentrate were produced, in February - 21.9 tons, in March - 96 tons, in April - 90 tons, in May - 40 tons, in June - 74 , 2 tons, in July - 86 tons, in August - 77.3 tons, in September - 58.4 tons, in October - 7 tons, in November - 92.5 tons, in December - 6.8 tons.
The deterioration of production indicators over the past two years is due to the periodic withdrawal of the company's divisions to a forced downtime.
As reported, VostGOK in 2019 reduced the production of uranium oxide concentrate by 32.1% (378.6 tons) compared to 2018 - to 800.9 tons.
VostGOK is the only in Ukraine and the largest in Europe enterprise for the extraction and processing of uranium ore. The annual demand of Ukrainian NPPs for uranium concentrate is about 2.4 thousand tons, while its internal production at the factories of SE "VostGOK" is about 1 thousand tons.