Kyrgyzstan is famous for its reserves of gold. Gold constitutes about one third of the country’s total export. There are over 30 commercially important or nearly important gold deposits, as well as hundreds of smaller deposits within the country. The other key minerals include beryllium, tungsten, tin and coal.
Currently over 40% of the country’s export are constituted by the products of mining and metallurgical industry which are almost completely exported. As compared to the legislations of other post-Soviet countries, the Kyrgyz legislation is more adapted to the market conditions. The miming sector is the priority industry in the country; therefore, the Government of Kyrgyzstan pays much attention to the improvement of the sector’s investment attractiveness, in particular, through the legal framework reforms.