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Alumina suffers steel slowdown

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Published: Monday, 01 June 2009

Calcined alumina, used in refractories and ceramics, continues to struggle in markets

Producers of calcined alumina, at least half of which is used in the production of refractories, have been hard hit by the downturn in the steel market.

According to latest steel industry statistics, world crude steel production for the first four months of 2009 was 354m. tonnes, a 22,7% decrease...

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