Alumina/Bauxite pricing news

  • September 2017

    Price briefing 22-28 September

    29 September 2017

    Ilmenite prices firmed; several buyers hope to settle 2018 refractory minerals supply contract early; market participants warned of potential acidspar price increase in China; antimony trioxide softens ahead of the Golden Week holiday

  • UniteCR ’17: Increased pressure from customers to negotiate 2018 contracts

    28 September 2017

    Several buyers of refractory minerals are already seeking to settle next year’s contracts to lock in prices and volumes, but suppliers claim volatility is too high now to commit to earlier-than-normal negotiations.

  • Price briefing 15–21 September

    22 September 2017

    Chinese fused magnesia prices hit all-time high; a ban on sales of explosives propel bauxite prices; brown fused alumina hit two-year high; iodine rises as consumers stock up; lithium prices held firm

  • Brown fused alumina prices hit two-year high

    22 September 2017

    Brown fused alumina spot prices continue to climb higher as the environmental inspections show no sign of abating in China, while white fused alumina is supported by raw material cost increases.

  • Chinese bauxite price rocket higher on explosives ban

    22 September 2017

    A looming mining curtailment due to an explosive sale ban in China has propelled spot bauxite prices higher. Supply uncertainty is set to continue over the coming months as Beijing continues its anti-pollution crusade.

  • Price Briefing 1-7 September

    08 September 2017

    Chromite prices rebound; stronger renminbi supports brown fused alumina prices; supply shortage supports bauxite; global iodine price move up; antimony trioxide stalls.

  • Chinese bauxite shortage persists amid quality issues

    08 September 2017

    Refractory-grade bauxite prices remained firm as supply uncertainty related to anti-pollution controls in China continues, while market participants warned of quality issues brought about by intermittent production.

  • Stronger RMB supports brown fused alumina prices

    08 September 2017

    Rising renminbi value against the US dollar has eroded Chinese brown fused alumina (BFA) producers’ profit margins, and many are raising their offers in early September as a counter-measure. This has lifted BFA spot prices in China while anti-pollution checks continued to cap output.

  • IM's August Price Movements

    07 September 2017

    IM's monthly price movements.

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