Russia: Rusal sales up in Q2 2019

In April-June Rusal increased aluminum sales by 20.8% QoQ, to 1.082 million tons. The increase is due, among other things, to the sales of stocks accumulated during the sanctions. At the same time, the company experts believe the trade war between US and China has resulted in the drop in aluminum demand. Rusal fears the…

Russia: UralKuz sales up in H1 2019

In January-June Uralskaya Kuznitsa increased sales of railroad locomotive axles by 71% YoY. Sales of stainless steel heat-resistant and high-alloy stampings grew by more than 30%. The company is increasing sales of such stampings to power machinery and defense enterprises, including under state contracts. UralKuz revenue went up by 13%, and net profit – by…

Russia: PMH output up in H1 2019

In January-June PMH, one of the world major suppliers of pig iron and the largest manufacturer of coke in Russia, increased output. Thus, pig iron manufacture grew by 2% YoY, to 1.223 million tons, coal concentrate – by 1%, to 1.213 million tons, and 6% moisture coke – by 13%, to 1.373 million tons. At…