Russia’s gold output rose by 2.45% YoY, to 314.42 tons in 2018, the Finance Ministry said citing data on gold supplies to refining plants.
Mined gold output rose by 4.14%, to 264.41 tons, while by-product gold output decreased by 5.85%, to 15.44 tons, and gold scrap production fell by 5.55%, to 36.6 tons.
Russia’s silver output increased by 7.24%, to 1,119.95 tons in 2018. Primary silver production rose by 1.17%, to 498.66 tons, while by-product silver output increased by 1.76%, to 310.47 tons, and production of silver scrap grew by 26.2%, to 310.82 tons. (Prime/Ukrainian metal)