Wednesday, 08 July 2020
Sluggish fundamentals for refractories continue to put pressure on speciality calcined alumina raw materials, with prices showing further bearish movement.
Thursday, 25 June 2020
The price of white fused alumina (WFA) fell further in the fortnight to Thursday June 25, on continued weakness in consumer end markets and limited orders from users.
Friday, 12 June 2020
Bearish market conditions for refractory raw materials amid the Covid-19 pandemic continued to weigh on prices, with all grades of calcined bauxite falling while the fused alumina price fell and is reportedly below cost of production, sources said.
Monday, 01 June 2020
China’s export shipments of refractory-grade bauxite unexpectedly rose in April by 34% despite the global consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic. Meanwhile, exports of brown fused alumina (BFA) increased by 5% but those of white fused alumina (WFA) fell by 5%, with market weakness still evident, according to sources.