Alumina/Bauxite latest news

  • August 2021

    China’s bauxite, fused alumina exports jump in Jan-July on solid demand

    25 August 2021

    China’s exports of refractory-grade bauxite in the first seven months of 2021 leapt upward by 51.58% year on year, while shipments of white and brown fused alumina (WFA, BFA) rose by 52.37% and 26.34% respectively over the same period, according to Chinese customs data.

  • Supply risks continue to support BFA price gains; bauxite, WFA flatline

    20 August 2021

    Chinese prices for brown fused alumina (BFA) rose for a second consecutive fortnight on Thursday August 19 amid continuing supply problems and solid demand in overseas markets, while high freight costs continued to support white fused alumina (WFA), and bauxite held firm on strong fundamentals.

  • Fused alumina supply at risk from China’s power shortages

    09 August 2021

    Fused alumina is in the middle of growing supply risk caused by power crunches in the major Chinese production hubs of Henan, Shandong and Guizhou provinces, according to market sources.

  • BFA price hits two-year high on supply interruptions; WFA, bauxite firm

    06 August 2021

    China’s prices for brown fused alumina (BFA) ticked upward over the fortnight to Thursday August 5 on supply problems created by factors including the Henan floods, Covid-19-related logistics issues and electricity shortages, while white fused alumina (WFA) was supported by “exploding” freight costs, and bauxite held firm because of closures affecting mining and calcination.

  • Alteo announces price increases for calcined alumina

    02 August 2021

    French speciality alumina producer Alteo will increase its prices from September, citing higher costs for energy and logistics, and high demand with the industry recovering from the Covid-19 pandemic, it has announced.

  • NEWSBREAK: China’s Zhengzhou under strict access control after Covid-19 cases

    02 August 2021

    Authorities in China’s Zhengzhou city, Henan province, implemented strict entry and exit rules on Monday August 2 after 12 confirmed Covid-19 cases and 20 asymptomatic carriers were reported on Saturday.