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Russia's Non-Ferrous Metals Exports Rose Through July

August 24, 2012

Russia’s exports of non-ferrous metals, including primary aluminum, refined copper and non- refined nickel, rose in the first seven months compared with a year earlier, the Economy Ministry said in a document on its website today.

The following table gives output of the metals or their products expressed as a percentage change for January through July compared with a year earlier and exports in metric tons in the seven-month periods, according to the ministry data.

Metal/product       Output%        Exports 2012    Exports 2011
Primary aluminum    +3.0%            2,177,100       1,853,400

Refined copper      -5.8%              181,900          77,100

Copper wire          n/a               208,300         217,000

Non-refined nickel   unch.             161,500          85,300

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