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TABLE-Russia budget deficit in 2017 at 1.4 pct/GDP - FinMin

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MOSCOW, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Russia ran a budget deficit of 1.34 trillion roubles ($23.70 billion), or 1.4 percent of gross domestic product, in 2017, the Finance Ministry said on Friday, citing preliminary data.

The deficit was smaller than expected thanks to higher oil prices in the second half of the year. RUSSIA'S BUDGET (in trillion roubles):

Jan-Dec Plan for 2017 Revenues 15.089 14.720 Spending 16.426 16.728 Balance -1.336 -2.008 Balance -1.4 -2.2 pct/GDP For key Russian indicators click here . ($1 = 56.5358 roubles)

(Reporting by Polina Nikolskaya; Editing by Maria Kiselyova)

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