Alumina/Bauxite features

  • February 2021

    Calcined alumina sellers see demand returning

    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

    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.

  • Environmental controls squeeze fused alumina, bauxite supply

    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.

  • Bauxite shortage likely for refractories

    15 February 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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