02 July 2019
Buyers of calcined alumina are putting downward pressure on producers’ prices during second-half contract negotiations, with sentiment turning because of weaker end markets.
17 June 2019
Refractory grade brown fused alumina (BFA) sellers report thin trading conditions on low demand, but concerns over availability are sending mixed messages to the market, sources said this week.
14 June 2019
Prices of refractory-grade bauxite have proved resilient of late despite the slowdown in demand in Europe and other major consumer markets.
06 June 2019
Fastmarkets IM has corrected the date of assessment of its calcined alumina monthly contract prices, which were published incorrectly on May 30 due to a reporter error.
07 May 2019
Fastmarkets' benchmark fob Australia metallurgical-grade alumina index fell to its lowest level in 14 months at the start of May in a subdued buyers' market.
02 May 2019
White fused alumina from China is becoming cheaper while western suppliers have managed to push their own prices upward.
27 March 2019
The alumina contract will help the London Metal Exchange to continue to provide options throughout the supply chain and keep the exchange in position as the global reference point.
08 March 2019
Prices for two grades of bauxite have ticked downward, as has the price for white fused alumina, but brown fused alumina remained stable, with the market said to be mostly flat on limited activity.
04 March 2019
Fastmarkets IM has begun a consultation on its proposal to increase the frequency of its andalusite price assessments to quarterly.
28 February 2019
The andalusite market remains buoyant on refractories demand and ongoing issues with alternative raw materials such as Chinese bauxite, but participants are hopeful the ripple effects of the 2017 shortage may finally be coming to an end.
08 February 2019
Markets saw a second consecutive round of contract price increases for calcined alumina material, but a change in feedstock costs dynamics and availability could soften the market later in the year.
07 February 2019
Producer Norsk Hydro's underlying operating profit dropped almost 85% in the fourth quarter due to the effects of its production curtailment at its Brazilian alumina refinery, Alunorte.
23 January 2019
Argentina’s crude steel output grew by 11.6% in 2018, according to figures released by national steel association Acero Argentino on Monday January 21.
18 January 2019
The yuan-dollar exchange rate has changed direction after the Chinese currency saw its biggest one-week rise since 2005, which will have a broad bearing on minerals markets.