Russia's Non-Ferrous Metals Exports Rose Through July

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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