Alumina/Bauxite pricing news

  • July 2017

    Pricing notice: Delisting and revising brown fused alumina prices

    31 July 2017

    Industrial Minerals have delisted three brown fused alumina grades and revised the existing refractory-grade BFA specifications.

  • Price briefing 21-27 July

    28 July 2017

    Strict environmental restrictions on production continued to support Chinese magnesia and fused alumina prices; while raw material supply shortage lifts bauxite prices; antimony trioxide increases on consumer restocking; ilmenite prices rebound; Foundry chromite falls; iodine edged higher

  • Chinese bauxite prices increase on raw material shortage

    28 July 2017

    Reduced bauxite ore output in China has caused a supply shortage of raw material for the production of the calcined refractory mineral. This has pushed prices higher, as the ongoing anti-pollution measures are also supporting the market.

  • Fresh environmental checks cap Chinese output, lift brown fused alumina prices

    28 July 2017

    Key fused alumina province Henan has been hit by another round of environmental controls, which have again disrupted production operations. Supply issues are exacerbated by rising raw material costs, pushing mineral prices upwards.

  • Price briefing 14 – 20 July

    21 July 2017

    Chinese graphite prices rebound following sharp decline when China scrapped export tax in January; Closure of numerous small mines in China supports ilmenite market; European producer Alteo to increase price on all speciality alumina products; Global antimony trioxide price drop; IM spodumene delisting notice

  • Alteo to increase alumina products’ prices

    17 July 2017

    The French calcined alumina and ATH producer will raise its products’ prices at the end of Q3, citing increasing raw material costs as the reason.

  • Production cost spike could lift fused alumina prices

    14 July 2017

    Rising raw material costs for the production of brown and white fused alumina in China are expected to push prices higher in the coming weeks, while intensifying anti-pollution control in Henan province will further compound supply constraints.