MOSCOW, Oct 10, 2011 (Dow Jones) -- Russia exported in 83,200 metric tons of copper in the first eight months of the year, 73.5% less than in the corresponding period last year, the federal customs service said Monday.
The exported copper was worth $770.2 million compared with $2.157 billion a year ago.
Russia's nickel exports in January-August fell 41.6% on the year to 89,300 tons. The exported nickel was worth $2.297 billion compared with $3.218 billion in the first eight months of 2010.
Practically the whole amount of copper and nickel was exported to countries outside the Commonwealth of Independent States.