The Republic of Niger has large reserves of uranium and in 2010 was the fifth largest producer in the world. Uranium mining recently experienced expansion, partly due to revisions of Niger's mining laws which increased incentives for foreign investors. Gold mining has been traditionally done on small scale. Despite production starting in Niger's first commercial mine at Samira in late 2004, gold contribution to the economy remains modest. The mining sector accounted for 70.8% of total export in 2010 and 5.8% of GDP.
Oil reserves in Niger are estimated at 480 million barrels, and the country officially became an oil producer in 2011 with the opening of the country's first refinery in Zinder. It expects to produce about 20,000 barrels of fuel a day, initially just for the local market.
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