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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Gokhran Won't Export

MOSCOW -- State precious metals and gems reserve Gokhran will not export any platinum group metals - including platinum, palladium and rhodium - this year, Interfax quoted Gokhran's deputy head as saying Wednesday.

But Gokhran's head, Valery Rudakov, said in an interview in March that its stocks of these metals, especially palladium, were in any case too small to influence the market.

The other bodies that produce or own platinum group metals are Norilsk Nickel and the Central Bank. But as all information on the metals is a state secret, both are extremely reluctant to offer any news on sales policy.