Kazakhstan: bauxite output up in 2018

In 2018 aluminum ore mining increased by 26% YoY, to 6.1 million tons. The largest miner is Aluminiy Kazakhstana operating at Torgayskoye and Krasnooktyabrskoye bauxite ore groups. The company bauxite output last year grew by 14%, to 5.7 million tons. At the same time, in 2021 mining at the Torgayskoye group will be stopped. Raw…

Russia: Kaluga region to produce aluminum sections

“Extrusion Techniques and Structures” LLC intends to become a resident of the Kaluga special economic zone. The company intends to create aluminum manufacture with the capacity of 7 thousand tons per year. The products will be used in car manufacture and construction. The enterprise will be commissioned in 2020. Investments will reach 1.26 billion rubles.…

Russia: aluminum exports up in January-August 2018

In August Russia exported 423.3 thousand tons of raw aluminum, up by 42.15% YoY.

In January-August, according to the customs statistics, the exports totaled 2.15 million tons valued at $3910 million, up by 12.2% and by 25.2% YoY respectively.

In August the average prices was $1809 per ton, up by 8.2% MoM. (Ukrainian metal)

Azerbaijan: aluminum production to grow

Azerbaijan Industrial Corporation (AIC) OJSC is preparing a strategy to expand aluminum production, the general director of the AIC Kamran Nabizade declared. “Presently, the Ganja aluminum plant, which is on our balance sheet, produces 50,000-55,000 tons of aluminum products annually, mainly aluminum ingots and sheets. A new strategy is being prepared to increase the range…

Russia: Chuvashia to develop aluminum projects

The Republic of Chuvashia is open to investments and is ready to support projects in aluminum sphere. According to the republic governor Mikhail Ignatiev, there are now 10 projects in the pipeline, including the construction of an aluminum bridge. Together with the Aluminum Association a welding center has been created at the State University named…

Russia: primary aluminum processing to increase

The Ministry of Industry and Trade believes that the world market has started suffering from the aluminum shortage. “The world shortage of aluminum amounts to 1.5 to 2 million tons per year, and we expect aluminum consumption, processing and production to increase”, the ministry head Denis Manturov said. Last year Russia implemented a program to…

Russia: aluminum consumption up in H1 2018

Despite the difficult situation on the world market, the Aluminum Association marks a positive trend in the Russian segment – the creation of new manufactures, increase of product range and development of new spheres of usage have resulted in the increase of the aluminum consumption in January-June by 12% YoY, to 580 thousand tons. One…

Tajikistan: cooperation with Azerbaijan in aluminum production interesting

Tajikistan is very interested in close cooperation with Azerbaijan in the production and further export of aluminum, the Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Tajikistan Nematullo Hikmatullozoda declared.

In particular, Tajikistan is interested in using the transit potential of Azerbaijan for the export of Tajik aluminum, Hikmatullozoda added. (Trend/Ukrainian metal)