Alumina/Bauxite latest news

  • January 2022

    Supply risk puts brake on BFA price falls while WFA still down

    21 January 2022

    Prices for refractory-grade brown fused alumina (BFA) stabilized after five consecutive drops over the fortnight to Thursday January 20, while the price for abrasive-grade BFA ticked down slightly on the low end. White fused alumina (WFA) prices fell despite upward adjustment in the feedstock price, while bauxite prices remained firm on a looming supply crisis.

  • Tianjin’s mass Covid-19 testing hammers commodity port ops, transport

    11 January 2022

    The roll-out of mass Covid-19 testing in the major Chinese port city of Tianjin has created chaos for the area’s logistics, sources told Fastmarkets on Monday January 10.

  • BFA prices post fifth fortnightly drop despite Covid outbreak, winter closures in Henan

    07 January 2022

    China’s brown fused alumina (BFA) prices continued to fall in the fortnight to Thursday January 6 due to slow spot liquidity at home and abroad. White fused alumina (WFA) also dipped after holding stable in the previous session, and bauxite held firm on limited availability projections.

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