15 Oct 2009 15:53

Russia boosts gold production 8.9% in 9 mths

MOSCOW. Oct 15 (Interfax) - Russia boosted gold mine production 8.9% year-on-year in January-September, the Federal State Statistics Service (Rosstat) said.

Output rose 3.3% year-on-year in September and was up 1.9% from August 2009.

Rosstat did not say how much gold Russia produced.

The Russian Gold Producers' Union has said Russia mined 111.281 tonnes of gold in January-August 2009, up 18.4% from the first eight months of last year.