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)

Armenia: aluminum foil output up in January 2018

In January Armenia produced 3151 tons of aluminum foil, up by 18.8%.

Last January aluminum foil output increased by 14.3%.

According to the National Statistics Service, in 2017 Armenia increased aluminum foil output by 14.4% YoY, to 33181 tons. While the year 2016 saw the decrease of 2.1%. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: aluminum demand to grow

In 2017 world aluminum consumption increased to 64 million tons. According to the Russian Aluminum Association, consumption grew in all industries. In 2018 the construction industry is expected to demonstrate a 5% growth in aluminum consumption. The consumption of aluminum in construction is growing despite the decrease in the volume of housing constructed. This means…

Azerbaijan: large aluminum plant to be restored

Azerbaijan plans to restore and restart Ganja Aluminum Plant, Kamran Nabizade, director general of the Azerbaijan Industrial Corporation, said at the corporation’s meeting on February 7. “The goal is to organize the manufacture of primary and final aluminum products,” Nabizade said. “This will make it possible to increase competitiveness of the aluminum production sphere and…

Tajikistan: aluminum output down in 2017

In 2017 Tajikistan exported 103 thousand tons of aluminum valued at $203 million. According to the Customs service, the average world price last year was $1970 per ton. In 2016 Tajikistan exported 132 thousand tons of aluminum at $1590 per ton, for the total value of $210 million, In January-October 2017 TALCO decreased output by…

Russia: LMZ SKAD output up

SKAD Casting-Mechanical Plant (Krasnoyarsk region), one of the largest aluminum alloys wheels manufacturers in Russia, this year has increased output by 27% YoY, to 1.2 million wheels. So far exports account for 40% of sales. In 2018 the company will increase investments in modernization and development. This will allow SKAD to increase output by 200-250…

Kazakhstan: KEZ aluminum reaches new heights

Metal of the Kazakhstan Electrolysis Works has become a part of products of the new enterprise to produce alloyed aluminum – Giessenhause LLC, which has received the award as the Best industrial project. KEZ is the only manufacturer of aluminum in Kazakhstan. Giessenhause project capacity is 52 thousand tons per year. KEZ has already supplied…

Russia: aluminum wiring returning to the market

RUSAL announces that aluminum alloys 8030 and 8176 have been successfully approved by Russian authorities for the use in electrical wiring applications. This approval opens up new market opportunities for aluminum. The Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation has approved the order that regulates construction of electrical installations and permits the use of aluminum…