28 August 2020
Exports of Chinese refractory-grade bauxite and fused alumina declined steeply in July owing to sluggish demand brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic and the traditional summer slowdown
24 August 2020
Refractory grade bauxite prices in China dropped in the two weeks to Thursday, August 20 amid “extremely slow” demand, while both brown fused alumina (BFA) and white fused alumina (WFA) prices remained under pressure.
12 August 2020
The global refractories market has been severely hit by weak demand caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, yet refractory-grade bauxite prices have held firm due to tightening supply - a situation industry participants see as a "short-term new normal".
11 August 2020
The industrial mineral group Imerys will buy Turkish refractory producer Haznedar to further establish itself in the attractive Turkish market, it said.
07 August 2020
The price of white fused alumina (WFA) made a further downward move during the past fortnight despite participants’ expectations the market had bottomed out owing to changes in feedstock prices during previous weeks.