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)

Russia: aluminum exports down in June 2018

In January-June Russia exported 1.551 million tons of raw aluminum valued at $2.8 billion, up by 15.4% and by 32.1% YoY respectively. According to the Federal Customs Service, in June exports dropped by 34% MoM, to 272 thousand tons valued at $482.6 million, down by 34.1%. Rusal is Russia’s largest producer of primary aluminum. Last…

Russia: aluminum exports up in May 2018

Russia’s aluminum exports almost tripled MoM, to 420,100 tons in May, the Federal Customs Service said. In monetary terms, aluminum exports grew 2.55-fold, to $751.6 million. In January-May the exports rose by 22.8%, to 1.337 million tons in volume terms and by 44.1%, to $2.482 billion in monetary terms. Copper exports grew by 25.9%, to…

Russia: aluminum consumption growing

Even though aluminum consumption per capita is lower in Russia, than in EU, in 2017 Russia claimed the first place in aluminum consumption growth (by 10%) as a whole and primary aluminum (by 11%) in particular. The main drivers of consumption growth are construction, car manufacture, and machine-building. Combined they will soon account for 80%…

Russia: cable industry to increase aluminum processing

Domestic enterprises of the aluminum-consuming industries are prepared to increase the volumes of purchases. “For example, the representatives of the cable industry say they can process up to 500 thousand tons of aluminum, up from the current levels of 200-300 thousand tons”, the Aluminum Association chairman Valentin Trischenko said. The small business also has ways…

Russia: aluminum exports up in January-February 2018

In January-February Russia exported 639.4 thousand tons of raw aluminum valued at $1261 million, up by 49.2% and by 91% YoY respectively.

In February the average price was $1952 per ton, up by 25% YoY. (Ukrainian metal)