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Rusal – Aluminium and Alumina Output 2010

Production increased at its Krasnoyarsk and Novokuznetsk smelters in Russia and Kubal in Sweden, while potline 5 at the Irkutsk aluminum smelter, which was commissioned in April 2010, had reached full capacity by end of June and operated at full capacity throughout December 2010. Rusal announced Ewarton will restart 1 July. In addition, the Achinsk and Bogoslovsk alumina refineries missed production growth targets. Rusal targets increasing aluminium production by 2 % in 2011 from 2010 by boosting output at its smelters in Siberia, and raising alumina production by 8% year on year in 2011 due to the restart of Ewarton. The company forecast China’s demand for aluminium to grow 12 % year on year to 18,5 Mt in 2011 and for that country to continue to increase its imports of primary aluminium in the medium term. Rusal describes itself as the world’s largest producer of aluminium and alumina, accounting for 10 % of global production of both in 2009. (02/2011)  

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