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Bauxite, alumina prices flat amid supply disruption

By Yoke Wong
Published: Friday, 07 October 2016

More stringent environmental regulations restricting production in China have failed to lift Chinese bauxite and brown fused alumina spot prices. Trading remained quiet amid the Golden Week holiday where businesses in China were shut between 1-9 October.

Chinese-origin refractory grade bauxite spot prices have remained unchanged despite supply disruption due to stricter environmental measures implemented against producers in China.

Under the Chinese government’s renewed effort to enforce anti-pollution measures in the country, industrial activities are now legally required to be powered by natural gas.

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