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Alumina/Bauxite pricing news

  • June 2017

    Chinese bauxite prices fall on temporary production restart

    30 June 2017

    Calcined bauxite prices in China declined this week following sharp increases over the past month as some production has restarted, but supply uncertainty persists as many in the market warned that operations could be shut down again when environmental inspections return.

  • Pricing notice: Proposed change to IM’s ATH assessment frequency

    27 June 2017

    Industrial Minerals proposes to change the frequency of its ATH price assessments.

  • Price briefing 9-15 June

    16 June 2017

    Bauxite prices rocket higher; fluorspar spot market in Europe tracked China higher; antimony trioxide prices soften; titanium dioxide prices could rise further; according to Chinese producer Lomon Billions.

  • Chinese bauxite spot prices rocket higher

    15 June 2017

    Chinese bauxite prices have jumped again in June, continuing the uptrend since May as the Chinese government ramps up efforts to stamp out polluting operations.

  • IM's May Price Movements

    07 June 2017

    IM's monthly price movements.

  • Price briefing 26 May - 1 June

    02 June 2017

    Strict anti-pollution controls in China continue to impact bauxite production, lifting prices; while rising raw material costs support white fused alumina; rutile prices registered small gain, ilmenite holds firm; andalusite supply in 2017 to fall; barytes fell amid global oversupply; aluminium trifluoride value spike on higher fluorspar prices

  • Chinese bauxite prices continue climb amid production shutdowns

    02 June 2017

    China production shutdowns in May has pushed calcined bauxite spot prices higher again over the past two weeks, with many struggling to find supply amid extreme shortage. The supply outlook in the near-term remained uncertain with no indications from Beijing as to when the environmental controls will be lifted.

  • Rising raw material costs support Chinese white fused alumina prices

    02 June 2017

    White fused alumina spot prices remained unchanged but Chinese producers warned that the rising cost of raw materials amid lower availability will be supporting prices in the coming weeks.

  • Andalusite facing supply tightness on production issues

    01 June 2017

    Heavy rain and flooding hit South Africa and Peru and the weather conditions have halted production in the early months of the year. Market participants claim it will be hard to fulfil contracts. Bauxite buyers who are seeking to shift to andalusite meanwhile compound the availability issues.

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