UC Rusal has announced its results for the year ended 31 December 2015.
Rusal expects that the global aluminum demand will continue its growth at a healthy 59.6 million tonnes or by another 3 million tonnes as a result of a strong demand growth in North America, Europe and Asia.
Chinese growth is expected to continue to be strong at 7% YoY in 2016 to 31 million tonnes. Transportation sector will continue to be the biggest growth contribution in 2016 with half of 1.5 million tonnes growth followed by construction and electrical/consumer durables and packaging sectors.
Revenue from sales of primary aluminium and alloys decreased by USD544 million, or by 7.0%, to USD7,279 million in 2015, as compared to USD7,823 million in 2014, primarily due to 9.8% decrease in the weighted- average realised aluminium price per tonne driven by a decrease in the LME aluminium price (to an average of USD1,663 per tonne in 2015 from USD1,866 per tonne in 2014), as well as a decrease in premiums above the LME prices in the different geographical segments (to an average of USD281 per tonne from USD380 per tonne in 2015 and 2014, respectively).
Revenue from sales of alumina increased by USD26 million, or by 4.6%, to USD595 million for the year ended 31 December 2015 as compared to USD569 million for the previous year. The increase was mostly attributable to 6.1% growth in the average sales price partially offset by a 1.2% decrease in alumina sales volume.
Revenue from sales of foil decreased by 10.9% to USD270 million in 2015, as compared to USD303 million in 2014, primarily due to a 3.2% decrease in the weighted average sales price and 7.9% decrease in sales volumes.
Revenue from other sales, including sales of other products, bauxite and energy services decreased by 19.0% to USD536 million for the year ended 31 December 2015 as compared to USD662 million for the previous year, due to a 48.8% decrease in sales of bauxite and a 11.3% decrease in sales of other materials.
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