ALROSA reports Q3 and 9M 2016 production and preliminary trading performance
ALROSA’s 9M 2016 diamond production totalled 27.9 million carats, down 6% y-o-y, driven by the following factors:
- decrease in gravels processing from Nyurba Division’s alluvial placers due to adjustment of 2016 production plan,
- decrease in ore production at Aikhal underground mine due to processing of additional volumes from Komsomolskaya pipe at the Processing Plant No. 8 - following completion of expansion works at the open pit.
- due to the termination of open-pit mining at Udachnaya pipe.
Preliminary sales performance
Indicatively, in Q3 2016 ALROSA sold 8.3 million carats of diamonds, including 5.8 million carats of gem-quality diamonds at an average price of USD 165 per carat and 2.5 million carats of industrial diamonds at an average price of USD 7 per carat. Revenue from rough diamond sales amounted to at least USD 976 million in Q3 2016 and at least USD 3.5 billion in 9M 2016.
The full version of ALROSA’s Q3 and 9M 2016 operational overview is available at ALROSA’s website in the Operational results section.