Alumina/Bauxite latest news

  • December 2017

    Bauxite and alumina: A year in review

    29 December 2017

    A roundup of the year’s main events in the global bauxite and alumina markets.

  • Price Briefing: 15-21 December

    22 December 2017

    Chromite prices remain stable, as do European magnesia markets; Huber announces increases in ATH prices for next year, while Orocobre expects a 25% rise in lithium carbonate contracts for H1 2018. Proposal to delist zircon grades, and Christmas pricing schedule.

  • IM's December Price Movements

    22 December 2017

    IM's monthly price movements.

  • Huber to raise ATH, magnesium hydroxide prices in 2018

    21 December 2017

    The company is the second US supplier of alumina hydrate that is increasing prices because of higher feedstock costs.

  • Pricing notice: Christmas schedule

    19 December 2017

    Industrial Minerals will be closed from December 25 until January 1 in observance of the Christmas and New Year holidays.

  • Aachen ‘17: Raw materials, consolidation troubling refractory makers

    14 December 2017

    Small and medium-sized operators in the refractories sector are worried about additional pressures coming from two sides, as higher raw material costs come at a time when larger market participants get even larger through mergers and acquisitions (M&A).

  • CMP starts new calcined bauxite production

    14 December 2017

    Porduction begins at 80,000 tonne calcination facility in Guizhou

  • Chinese alumina export volumes down 76% in October

    12 December 2017

    The commodity lost three-quarters of its export volumes in October compared with the previous year.

  • IM's November Price Movements

    11 December 2017

    IM's monthly price movements.

  • Price briefing December 1-8

    08 December 2017

    Global iodine market slows down; Zircon prices are set to increase in the first quarter with Tronox and TiZir announcing price rises and 2018 negotiations continuing; Quiet antimony trioxide market shrugs off higher Chinese metal offer prices; PRICING NOTICE: Proposal to discontinue magnesia grades; Minimal prices moves in lithium spot market while contract talks continue; Global lithium contract prices rise while contract periods shorten; BFA prices tick up on China’s supply squeeze; China Southern lowers prices of most rare earths

  • China to announce first list of regulation-compliant refractory companies

    07 December 2017

    China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology is preparing to publish its first list of domestic refractory companies that comply with industry regulations.

  • Brazilian ATH exports grow in Jan-Nov

    06 December 2017

    Shipments of alumina trihydrate from Brazil to the United States continued to increase, while Japan regained its position as leading buyer, although it imported less than last year.

  • China's refractory materials output down 12% in Jan-Sep

    05 December 2017

    Reduced demand, supply shortages and the burden of environmental inspections combined to reduce China's refractories output to 14.22 million tonnes in the first three quarters of the year.

  • BFA prices tick up on China’s supply squeeze

    01 December 2017

    The restrictions put in place in refractory minerals producing areas in China have taken yet another toll on local supply as customers struggle to secure the volumes the need.

  • RHI Magnesita completes mandatory divestments

    01 December 2017

    The European Commission has granted buyer approval for German group Intocast to take over the dolomite production sites in Italy and Spain and the carbon bricks operation in Oberhausen.