Russia’s state nuclear corporation, Rosatom received foreign orders worth $66.5 billion in 2012, and is aiming to increase its foreign portfolio to $72 billion in 2013.

Foreign orders in 2012 included: nuclear power plant construction abroad ($28.9bn), export of uranium products ($24.7bn), nuclear fuel exports and other foreign activities ($12.9bn), according to the Rosatom’s 2012 annual report (Russian only).

Foreign orders were up by 30% on 2011, when they stood at $50.9 billion.

"As part of strategic planning for 2030 Rosatom sets an objective for construction and commissioning of up to 30 power units abroad," the report said.

Rosatom reported that its uranium production reached 7600 tonnes in 2012, an increase of 7% compared to 2011. It said it plans to significantly increase production inside the country.

Nuclear power plants in Russia generated a record 177.3 TWh of electricity in 2012 – 2.7% higher than in 2011.