SUPPLY SITUATION REPORT: Abrasive bauxite weathers rough markets
Published: Tuesday, 28 June 2011
Around half of China’s calcined bauxite output is thought to be abrasive grade material. This abundance has led to China also dominating the brown fused alumina (BFA) market, which consumes abrasive grade bauxite as a feedstock.
Around 10m. tonnes of non-metallurgical grade bauxite were produced in 2010, led by China with 62% of output, UK consultancy group Roskill Information Services estimates. The country further dominated the segment of...