MOSCOW, Apr 10, 2012 (Dow Jones) -- Russia exported 40,800 metric tons of copper in January-February, 70% more than in the corresponding period last year, the federal customs service reported late Friday.
The copper exported in January-February was worth $289.2 million, compared with $233.4 million a year ago.
Russia's nickel exports in January-February totaled 64,400 tons, more than double the amount exported in January-February 2011. The exported nickel was worth $1.2 billion, compared with $786.8 million a year ago.
Practically all the copper and nickel in January-February were exported to countries outside the Commonwealth of Independent States.