Source Pravda.Ru

Russia's Metal Exports May Drop In 2001

The volume of metal exports will reduce by 1.5m tons in 2001, President of the Union of Metal Exporters Serafim Afonin declared at a conference 'Russian Metal Market' today. According to him, the reason for this is an increase in metal consumption on the domestic market. Thus, it went up 12% in 2001. In 2002, the volume of metal exports is expected to drop as well. However, Afinin refused to specify the details.