27 December 2021
China’s brown fused alumina (BFA) fell for a fourth consecutive fortnight on Thursday December 23 amid low liquidity in the run up to the year end. Meanwhile, bauxite prices dropped slightly after holding steady for the past month.
13 December 2021
Fastmarkets opened a consultation on Monday November 8, inviting feedback on its pricing methodology for industrial minerals, in line with our annual methodology review process.
10 December 2021
Chinese fused alumina declined for a third consecutive pricing session in the two weeks ended Thursday December 9 amid slow spot transactions and improved operating rates against the height of a power crunch. This was despite concerns over the anti-pollution related halt for winter.
07 December 2021
The prices for calcined alumina products rose further in early December, underpinned by suppliers’ high production costs and a perception of supply running below total demand, with some sellers resorting to shorter contracts amid the surge in costs and price volatility.
02 December 2021
Andalusite prices for 2022 supplies pushed upward with demand expected to exceed available output, while logistics costs and issues affecting alternative materials weighed on delivered prices into Europe, market sources told Fastmarkets in the week ended Thursday December 2.
29 November 2021
A summary of China’s refractory raw materials exports in October 2021.
26 November 2021
Fused alumina prices continued to adjust downward in the two weeks to Thursday November 25, with slow buying activity and relatively improved production following earlier record surges. Meanwhile, bauxite prices were steady on prevailing supply risks but market participants warned of possible further upward moves.
24 November 2021
Local authorities in the Chinese cities of Zhengzhou and Luoyang issued a Code Orange response protocol (level two) on Wednesday November 24 because of a forecast for worsening air quality until the end of the month.
19 November 2021
Passenger car sales in the European Union declined month-on-month in October 2021 due to the continuing global shortage of semiconductors for use in onboard electronics, making it the fourth consecutive month to show a double-digit percentage decrease.
08 November 2021
Fastmarkets is inviting feedback from the industry on its pricing methodology for industrial minerals, as part of its announced annual methodology review process.
03 November 2021
Noranda Alumina - henceforth Atlantic Alumina Company - is back to full production after a brief suspension of its Gramercy, Louisiana, refinery, company president John Habisreitinger told Fastmarkets on Tuesday November 2.
01 November 2021
Intensifying production suspensions across China have sent prices for both refractory and abrasive grades of brown fused alumina (BFA) to their highest levels since Fastmarkets began tracking these markets. At the same time, bullish fundamentals have combined with logistical bottlenecks to propel white fused alumina (WFA) prices upward.