Russia: Rusal revenue up in Q1 2018

In January-March Rusal revenue totaled $2.744 million, up by 19.5% YoY. The revenue grew following the increase of aluminum prices at the LME by 16.7%, to $2.159 thousand per ton from $1.85 thousand per ton. As the result the adjusted EBITDA increased by 20.4%, to $572 million from $475 million. Aluminum output in January-March dropped…

Russia: RUSAL revenue up in Q1 2018

The revenue of the Russian aluminum giant UC RUSAL rose by 19.5% YoY, to $2.744 billion in January-March, the company said on May 11. Adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA) grew by 20.4%, to $572 million. RUSAL also said that its previous forecasts for its operations were already irrelevant due to the…

Russia: Rusal exports down in April 2018

In April Rusal works decreased aluminum exports by 70% MoM and by 68% YoY, to 76.7 thousand tons. In March the company experienced an export growth of 13% MoM. Despite the ease of sanctions, none has resumed cooperation with Rusal. But all the major works in Siberia are operating. At the same time the aluminum…

Russia: Deripaska to keep control of RUSAL

Oleg Deripaska plans to keep control over RUSAL even as the Russian aluminum giant battles for survival in the face of harsh U.S. sanctions, Bloomberg reported on April 26, citing people familiar with the matter. Deripaska was counting on lobbying by European governments to help ease the U.S. sanctions, said the people, who asked not…

Russia: Glencore to resume aluminum purchases from RUSAL

Swiss commodity trader Glencore, the biggest buyer of aluminum of Russian UC RUSAL, plans to resume purchases after the U.S. softens its anti-Russian sanctions, news agency Bloomberg reported citing sources familiar with the situation. Glencore has decided that it may continue buying RUSAL’s aluminum until October, according to the sources. Glencore declined to comment. RUSAL…

Russia: Rusal to fire 10-15% of employees

Following the US sanctions, as early as in June Rusal could decrease the number of its employees at Bratsk and Irkutsk Aluminum Works by 10-15%. This will happen if the company fails to sell in China all the aluminum previously exported to other destinations. The main sales markets for Rusal are EU (45%), while US,…

Russia: Novelis to stop buying aluminum from RUSAL

Novelis, the world’s biggest producer of rolled aluminum products, will no longer purchase metal produced by Russian aluminum giant UC RUSAL to comply with U.S. sanctions. The company said that it could reduce its dependence on aluminum purchases from RUSAL. “Accordingly, we are confident that the risk for any material disruption in production will be…