Alumina/Bauxite pricing news

  • March 2017

    Pricing notice: Proposed changes to IM’s calcined alumina prices

    27 March 2017

    Industrial Minerals proposes changes to the calcined alumina prices.

  • Price briefing 17-23 March

    24 March 2017

    Lithium prices unchanged; brown fused alumina spreads widen; fluorspar continues to climb; antimony trioxide stable; chromite stand-off continues

  • BFA, bauxite deliveries may be disrupted in Q2, suppliers say

    24 March 2017

    Some deliveries of brown fused alumina and bauxite contracts may not arrive in May and April, as a result of the ongoing production problems in China, a number of suppliers have told IM. Most European consumers are also not fully covered in the short term, and suppliers are also seeing quality issues.

  • Price Briefing 10-16 March

    17 March 2017

    Antimony trioxide spot prices spike; magnesia unchanged but supply to remain tight; China-origin soda ash falls.

  • Bauxite & Alumina '17: Stability expected in ATH market in 2017

    15 March 2017

    Market participants are looking ahead to a continuation of the current stability in alumina trihydrate (ATH) prices in the current year, amid a scenario that failed to be shaken by the closures of Alcoa and Sherwin over the past 12 months.

  • Price briefing 3-9 March

    10 March 2017

    Magnesia held unchanged, as brown fused alumina and titanium dioxide prices increased while iodine remained stable.

  • Brown fused alumina spot prices climb in China

    10 March 2017

    Brown fused alumina prices have moved higher as anti-pollution controls continue to hamper production in China.

  • Yangtze river congestion delays BFA shipments

    09 March 2017

    Congestion at the three Gorges lock in the Yantze river in China is causing delivery delays in brown fused alumina, which has further compounded supply tightness in Europe.

  • Price Briefing 24 February – 2 March

    03 March 2017

    Environmental controls in China continued to disrupt production for a number of industrial minerals; magnesia prices could rise; antimony trioxide climbed week-on-week; pigments producers announced price hikes for iron oxide.

  • Fresh wave of anti-pollution shutdowns in China to hit alumina supply

    02 March 2017

    Local governments in Chinese provinces Henan and Shanxi have imposed a new round of strict production stoppages impacting fused alumina and bauxite output, following massive shut downs seen last year. This is set to further reduce supply, which was already tight from months of disruption and it is widely anticipated to impact prices.