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Russian January-March gold output at 58.12 tonnes - finmin

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MOSCOW, May 20 (Reuters) - Russia's finance ministry said on Monday gold production in Russia between January and March this year rose to 58.12 tonnes, up from 51.61 tonnes during the same period the previous year.

Production for the period included 45.95 tonnes of mined gold compared with 39.78 tonnes a year ago, the ministry said.

Silver production during the first three months of this year was down compared to the same period in 2018, slipping to 223.28 tonnes from 250.76 tonnes, the finance ministry said in its statement.

(Reporting by Darya Korsunskaya; Writing by Polina Ivanova; Editing by Maria Kiselyova)

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