Bauxite & Alumina '17: Chinese reliance on bauxite imports to grow
Published: Wednesday, 15 March 2017
As the country’s own bauxite deposits are running low in high-grade ore, Chinese companies require a larger share of foreign material to meet internal demand, which is expected to lead to higher operational costs for local processors in the mid-term.
depletion of China’s bauxite resources will
increase the country’s reliance on imported
material and affect operational costs for local companies,
IM heard on the sidelines of the
& Alumina conference in Miami, US this week.
"It’s quite clear that China’s
dependence on imports in bauxite has...