In 2020, VTB provided 2.5 billion rubles to gold extractors of Yakutia, up by 2% YoY.
The volume of precious metals bought in Yakutia grew by 9%, to over 4 tons, including 3.7 tons of gold (+4%) and 0.3 tons of silver (+125%).
“In the corona-stricken year of 2020, the prices of gold and other precious metals grew actively. This provided for the re-payment of loans in advance. VTB has strong positions in Yakutia and will improve them further”, the VTB manager in Yakutia Denis Leontyev has said. (Ukrainian metal)