Alumina/Bauxite pricing news

  • August 2017

    Chinese brown fused alumina prices hit new high

    25 August 2017

    Brown fused alumina prices in China reached a 1.5-year high this week. The ongoing anti-pollution checks continue to cap production in Henan while scrutiny on export documents is ridding the market of lower offers.

  • Price Briefing 18-24 August

    25 August 2017

    Dwindling supply lifts Chinese calcined bauxite prices; Renewed supply pressure lifts Chinese antimony trioxide prices; Firm chromite prices amid improving demand; Stricter inspections in China force graphite prices up; Chinese brown fused alumina hit 1.5-year highs

  • Dwindling supply lifts Chinese calcined bauxite prices

    25 August 2017

    Further crackdown on environmental rule-breaking plants in Shanxi have slashed calcined bauxite output, pushing prices up over the past fortnight.

  • Shanxi to shut all polluting minerals production by end-September

    15 August 2017

    Key refractory-minerals producing region Shanxi will implement a new environmental measure to shut down all facilities that do not meet standards by end-September. This is set to further affect calcined bauxite production.

  • China tax evasion clampdown leads to wave of arrests

    14 August 2017

    Several refractory minerals suppliers alleged to have committed tax evasion have reportedly been arrested in China, with many wary of Beijing’s clampdown on the practice warning that there could be more prosecutions.

  • Price briefing 4-10 August

    11 August 2017

    Two Chinese producers announced another price hike for rare earth; while strict environment checks pushed brown fused alumina higher.

  • Brown fused alumina prices spike on supply cut

    11 August 2017

    Environmental controls in Henan are choking brown fused alumina supply and pushing prices upwards.

  • IM's July Price Movements

    03 August 2017

    IM's monthly price movements.

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