Alumina/Bauxite features

  • December 2018

    Bauxite, fused-alumina market in supply limbo in Q4

    20 December 2018

    The spreads in the bauxite market have been widening, while concerns over China's 2019 supply flow increase and keep brown-fused alumina (BFA) and white-fused alumina (WFA) prices stable.

  • Year in Review 2018

    20 December 2018

    A round-up of all this year's events in the global industrial mineral sector.

  • Cautious optimism pervades dry bulk shipping sentiment but structural challenges ahead

    20 December 2018

    The broad upward swing has been welcomed by the beleaguered sector but there is cause for caution, writes Will Fray, senior analyst at Maritime Strategies International.

  • September 2018

    Out of the melting pot: A year of change in refractories

    06 September 2018

    After a year of reorganization and changing narratives in the refractories industry – from significant M&A activity to raw material price spikes, and from booming end-market demand to uncertainties in global trade – Industrial Minerals correspondent Myles McCormick takes stock of a changed landscape for companies operating in the sector.

  • Dissecting alumina supply

    06 September 2018

    The non-metallurgical alumina market is diverse and complex and, over the past year, its main sub-sectors have been under pressure from rising costs and hiccups in supply, limiting availability of white fused, alumina hydrate and calcined alumina to the wider market, independent consultant, Ted Dickson, discovers.

  • January 2018

    Feeling the heat: Bauxite and alumina under pressure

    26 January 2018

    China’s high-profile disruptions to industrial operations have wreaked havoc in the bauxite and alumina supply chains serving refractories end markets, taking prices to new highs.

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