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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Swiss Palladium Drop

BERN, Switzerland -- he Swiss Federal Customs Office said Friday imports of palladium into Switzerland from Russia totaled 501 kilograms in April, down from a huge 33,551 kilograms in March.

In Swiss francs, April imports were valued at 16.29 million francs ($9.38 million) compared with a value of approximately 1.24 billion francs in March.

The imports in March and April combined accounted for nearly all the imports of the four-month period from January to April 2000, based on statistics the Customs Office provided.

For the four-month period, imports totaled 34,694 kilograms valued at 1.28 billion francs.

The figures pertain to palladium in rods or powder form.