Aluminium Bahrain BSC (Alba) saw sales rise in the third
quarter after disappointing results in the first half of the
year on low prices.
Sales volumes totaled
227,758 tonnes, up 4.2 percent from 218,507 tonnes in the same
period last year, largely due to a 14.7-percent jump in
September to 94,000 tonnes. Third-quarter production rose 4.7
percent to 230,058 tonnes from 219,681 tonnes a year ago.
"Alba continues to
push the envelope to maximize sales and cash flow," chief
executive officer Tim Murray said in a statement. "Even during
this difficult LME environment, Alba continues to find ways to
grow while competitors are reducing production."
Sales for the first nine months of 2013 rose 2.7 percent
from a year earlier to 682,188 tonnes, while production
increased 3 percent to 682,785 tonnes in the same
A version of this article was first published by AMM sister
publication Metal Bulletin.