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Rusal Bauxite Production Jumped 18.9 Percent In 2018

Rusal Bauxite Production Jumped 18.9 Percent In 2018

Despite being hampered by sanctions most of both periods, Russian aluminium giant U.C. Rusal showed production results ranging from level pegging to significant increases in both the fourth quarter and the full year of 2018. In last year’s final quarter, Rusal produced...

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Rusal’s Aluminium and Alumina Production Up in Q3, But Bauxite Production Off

Russian Federation aluminium behemoth UC Rusal released operating results for the third quarter of 2017 yesterday, reporting modest gains in primary aluminium and alumina while showing a respectable drop in bauxite ore production. Rusal produced 931 thousand metric tons of primary aluminium in the third quarter, a quarter-on-quarter increase of 1.1 percent from the second-quarter […]

EU General Court Finds Alumina Tax Exemptions are Illegal State Aid

In a decision handed down last Friday, the General Court of the European Union declared that state aid received by three alumina producers in Europe should be recovered from those producers. This ruling comes as a surprise to some commentators, as it is a reversal from two prior decisions on the matter. Three alumina producers […]