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Ferrous Metals Exports Rise

Ferrous metals exports to countries outside the former Soviet Union rose by 13 percent to 18.9 million tons in the first half from a year earlier, the Federal Customs Service said Friday.

The shipments totaled $8.5 billion, the service said in a statement. The country exported $1.6 billion of copper, $2.2 billion of nickel and $2.8 billion of aluminum in the period, it said. Russia increased coal exports by 11 percent to 51.6 million tons for a total of $3.7 billion.


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