Revenue from metal sales aggregated $3.442 billion, a 5% growth. The significant growth of prices of non-ferrous and precious metals, except palladium, was a key reason for the revenue increase.
The company's long-term and short-term liabilities were $1.541 billion and $1.322 billion on June 30, 2005, against last year's $1.078 billion and $2.265 billion.
Norilsk Nickel is the seventh largest company in Russia, accounting for 1.9% of the country's GDP, 2.8% of the industrial output and 4.3% of exports. It produces 20% of world's nickel, 10% of cobalt and 3% of copper.