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 77,100Copper wire n/a 208,300 217,000 Non-refined nickel unch. 161,500 85,300 ================================================================