Fresh environmental checks cap Chinese output, lift brown fused alumina prices
Published: Friday, 28 July 2017
Key fused alumina province Henan has been hit by another round of environmental controls, which have again disrupted production operations. Supply issues are exacerbated by rising raw material costs, pushing mineral prices upwards.
Brown fused alumina spot prices increased at the end of July
amid spiralling production cost while a renewed wave of intense
environmental controls in China further restricted
Since mid-July, the environmental inspectors have again
moved into Henan province – the main fused alumina
producing region in China – and...