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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

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Russia's inflation rate declined to 9 percent in July from 9.4 percent in June, the Central Bank said Thursday.

The grain crop in the Siberian Federal District may be 13.6 million tons this year, compared with 13.3 million tons in 2010. Yields averaged 1.3 tons per hectare as of Thursday after farmers brought in 40,000 hectares of plantings, Interfax reported, citing Deputy Agriculture Minister Shamil Vakhitov.