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Chinese bauxite shortage persists amid quality issues

By Yoke Wong
Published: Friday, 08 September 2017

Refractory-grade bauxite prices remained firm as supply uncertainty related to anti-pollution controls in China continues, while market participants warned of quality issues brought about by intermittent production.

The shortage in calcined bauxite supply in China continued to support spot prices in early September while many warned that the delivered materials could fall short of contract specifications.   

The Shanxi government announced 11 August that all plants that breached environmental standards in the refractory minerals producing province will be...

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