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)

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%…