Alumina/Bauxite features

  • February 2020

    INTERVIEW: ‘The LME is a unique market’ - Gay Huey Evans

    04 February 2020

    New LME chair Gay Huey Evans has a great depth of experience and wide range of interests. Andrea Hotter asks her what has driven her career and what priorities she has at the exchange.

  • Impact of China’s environmental push on mineral downstream sectors

    04 February 2020

    Most provinces in China are still facing strict environmental restrictions during the winter months, with raw materials production and demand from the downstream sector affected to some degree, report Carrie Shi and Sybil Pan.

  • BFA and WFA markets decouple

    04 February 2020

    The market for fused alumina has been characterized by an increasing separation of brown fused (BFA) and white fused (WFA) alumina. As these factors strengthen, the decoupling is expected to drive these markets further apart in the near term, writes Davide Ghilotti

  • Restricted refractory-grade bauxite supply offset weak end-user demand in 2019

    04 February 2020

    Weakening refractories business affected trade flows of Chinese bauxite to international customers, but the supply tightness in mining and processing acted as a counterbalance, reports Sybil Pan.

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