In January-March, Russia produced 60.986 tons of gold, down by 5.99% YoY.
Volumes of extracted gold decreased by 2.58%, to 46.848 tons, while by-product and secondary gold manufacture dropped by 12%, to 3.8 and 7.376 tons respectively.
Gold concentrate output fell by 27.1%, to 2.962 tons.
Silver manufacture decreased by 7%, to 289.7 tons.
Russia is expected to increase primary gold output by 0.5-1% YoY, to 333-335 tons. (Ukrainian metal)