Russian aluminium smelters

Russian Government Searching for Ways to Help Embattled Aluminium Industry: Deputy PM Kozak

Russian Government Searching for Ways to Help Embattled Aluminium Industry: Deputy PM Kozak

The Russian Federation government is in the process of finding new and effective ways of boosting its country’s native aluminium industry. So said one of the state’s top officials in the course of comments made to the press last weekend. Russian Deputy...

Rusal to Keep Once-Doomed Plants Open if Current Market Holds: CEO Soloviev

Russian aluminium giant UC Rusal is not planning to close two of its plants thanks to the recent rebound in the metal’s prices, according to remarks made by CEO Vladislav Soloviev to Russian News Agency TASS. However, Soloviev did not rule out the possibility of closing plants in the event that the price falls below […]

Global aluminium smelters’ production costs on decline

Production costs for smelters are highly dependent on the global economic environment, which affects oil prices, and the prices of other commodities, including those that create smelters’ input costs. For instance, during the global economic crisis in 2009, production costs for aluminium smelters decreased between 30 and 40% compared to the record high costs in […]