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Russia Grain Exports Down
Mon Jan 14, 2013 11:01 AM CST

MOSCOW (Dow Jones) -- Russia exports of grain fell in the first six months of this marketing year because of the poorer harvest in 2012 caused by drought, the economic development ministry reported Monday

The country exported 12.932 million metric tons of grain between July 1, the beginning of the current marketing year, and Dec. 31, compared with 16.909 million tons in the corresponding period last year.

The ministry said Russia exported 970,000 tons of grain in December, including 630,000 tons of wheat and 210,000 tons of corn.

In November, the agriculture ministry ...

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