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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

German Exports Rise

HAMBURG -- Russia this year will remain Germany's most important food customer outside the European Union after 1994's exports rose by 200 million Deutsche marks ($142.4 million) to 1.9 billion marks, the country's farm marketing board said Wednesday.

"About 5 percent of the Russian population already requires food products of Western standard," said Kurt Gilles of the Bonn-based CMA agricultural marketing board's foreign department.