MOSCOW- Russian energy giant Gazprom GAZP.M said on Monday that natural gas exports outside ex-Soviet Union countries fell by 41.1% year-on-year in the January 1-15 period to 5.4 billion cubic metres (bcm).

It also said that its gas output for the period edged up by 2.1% to 23.1 bcm.

(Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin and Maxim Rodionov; Editing by Kirsten Donovan) ((; @vsoldatkin;))