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  • Biden signs order to strengthen US supply chains, address chips shortage

    Friday, 26 February 2021

    United States President Joe Biden signed an executive order on Wednesday February 24 intended to secure his nation’s supply chains through a review of critical products, which will include computer chips and batteries.

  • AT A GLANCE: Nabaltec reports improvement in Q4 revenue, sees recovery in 2021

    Thursday, 25 February 2021

    German specialty alumina supplier Nabaltec AG expects single-digit revenue growth in 2021 after achieving an increase in the fourth quarter of last year, according to preliminary results released on Thursday February 25.

  • Bauxite price spread narrows, WFA ticks up as BFA firm

    Friday, 19 February 2021

    Refractory-grade bauxite prices showed a reduction this week from previously wider spreads, with China gradually returning to the market after the Lunar New Year holiday, while white fused alumina (WFA) ticked upward on higher operational costs and brown fused alumina (BFA) held firm.

  • AT A GLANCE: Imerys' markets recover in Q4 2020

    Thursday, 18 February 2021

    Refractories and industrial mineral group Imerys reported a sharp drop in revenues over 2020 before making a modest recovery over its fourth quarter, it said in its earning report.

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  • Bauxite price spread narrows, WFA ticks up as BFA firm

    Friday, 19 February 2021

    Refractory-grade bauxite prices showed a reduction this week from previously wider spreads, with China gradually returning to the market after the Lunar New Year holiday, while white fused alumina (WFA) ticked upward on higher operational costs and brown fused alumina (BFA) held firm.

  • Bauxite price spread widens, WFA up on higher costs, BFA flat

    Friday, 05 February 2021

    Prices spread for certain grades of bauxite widened in the fortnight to Thursday February 4 on differing availability options from suppliers, while the price of white fused alumina (WFA) moved up on higher costs and brown fused alumina (BFA) held firm on bullish sentiment.

  • China’s bauxite, fused alumina prices go up again on raised costs, lower supply

    Friday, 22 January 2021

    Seaborne prices for bauxite and fused alumina in China moved up in the fortnight ended Thursday January 21 on rising land transport costs and long lead times, compounded by persistently tight supply.

  • FOCUS: Refractories sector to face short-term bauxite shortage in H1

    Friday, 08 January 2021

    Refractory raw material consumers are likely to face shortages in bauxite, with the continued supply and logistics bottlenecks from China coming against a low-stock situation in destination markets.

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Features

  • Calcined alumina sellers see demand returning

    Monday, 15 February 2021

    Calcined alumina suppliers hope the recent increase in demand they have noted will prompt a rebound in prices later in the year.

  • China's brown fused alumina exports tumble in 2020

    Monday, 15 February 2021

    China’s exports of refractory-grade bauxite and white fused alumina dropped slightly in 2020, while exports of brown fused alumina plunged by 26%, owing to preference for lower-priced WFA according to sources.

  • Download the February 2021 issue of MMM

    Monday, 15 February 2021

    Welcome to the February 2021 issue of Metal Market Magazine, where we feature an in-depth look at the issues surrounding Chinese bauxite supply, the effect of environmental controls on bauxite and fused alumina output, and a gradual improvement in trading conditions for calcined alumina.

  • Environmental controls squeeze fused alumina, bauxite supply

    Monday, 15 February 2021

    Supply uncertainty facing the refractories raw material sector is to continue in the first quarter of 2021 due to regulations in major Chinese production hubs for bauxite and fused alumina, as well as surging logistics costs.

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