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Russian 2017 gold output at 306.9 tonnes - finance ministry

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MOSCOW, Feb 13 (Reuters) - Russia produced 306.9 tonnes of gold in 2017, up from 288.5 tonnes in 2016, the finance ministry said on Tuesday.

Production for the period included 253.9 tonnes of mined gold compared with 237.8 tonnes in 2016, the ministry said in a report.

Silver production totalled 1,044.3 tonnes in the January to December period, down from 1,088.9 tonnes in 2016, the ministry said.

(Reporting by Darya Korsunskaya; writing by Polina Devitt; editing by Polina Ivanova)

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