Alumina/Bauxite latest news

  • January 2018

    HarbisonWalker to close two plants ahead of new monolithics site launch

    30 January 2018

    Operations in Sproul and Oak Hill will be gradually wound down prior to closing later this year, while the producer focuses on the new monolithics plant.

  • Metro Mining hopes for April start for Bauxite Hills operations

    24 January 2018

    The company signed a four-year supply deal with China-based SPIC Aluminium for a total 6.5 million tonnes of bauxite by 2021, which adds to existing discussions with Shandong Aluminium for a three-year supply contract.

  • Rio Tinto's specialty alumina production up 6% in 2017

    17 January 2018

    Following higher specialty alumina output in 2017, bauxite production is forecast flat to lower in 2018, with alumina production also seen slightly down.

  • RHI Magnesita CEO to lead World Refractories Association

    17 January 2018

    Stefan Borgas’s tenure will focus on setting a global refractory industry agenda, creating a collection of improved sector data and working to ease the raw materials shortage situation.

  • Price Briefing: January 5-11

    12 January 2018

    Fused alumina prices edge upward on supply squeeze; European green silicon carbide market sees small price move at 2018 start; Lack of Chinese soda ash for export keeps prices stable; Industrial Minerals proposes to discontinue its three bromine prices and three of its magnesia grades.

  • Fused alumina prices edge upward on supply squeeze

    12 January 2018

    Prices for abrasive brown fused alumina have moved up on extremely limited availability, while high demand is pushing up the markets for refractory white fused alumina in both spot and contract deals.

  • US demand supports Brazilian ATH exports in 2017

    10 January 2018

    Extended buying activity in the US in December enabled the country to overtake Japan as single-largest importer of alumina trihydrate.

  • Price Briefing: 29 December-4 January

    05 January 2018

    Chinese domestic lithium carbonate prices soften as 2018 starts; ATH prices set to rise in 2018; sellers pushing for 'sizeable' increases; Iodine global prices strengthen at start of 2018; Zircon prices rise, characterized by short supply; Sluggish global antimony trioxide market while European prices soften.

  • ATH prices set to rise in 2018; sellers pushing for 'sizeable' increases

    05 January 2018

    US suppliers of alumina trihydrate want to secure higher prices this year, capitalizing on high demand and widespread price rises across alumina markets.