Rusal recorded a net profit of $1.689 billion compared with $1.222 billion in 2017. The company’s revenue increased by 3.1% to $10.28 billion from $9.969 billion for the same period of 2017.
Rusal said the increase was partly due to the growth in the London Metal Exchange aluminium price, which increased by 7.2% in 2018.
But profits were offset by a 7.2% decrease in primary aluminium and alloys sales volume and higher raw material costs.
“The key achievement of the year is that despite the OFAC sanctions, the company remained highly operational, avoided any seismic personnel cuts whilst maintaining well-established multi-industrial supply chains in the countries of operation;...