Alumina/Bauxite pricing news

  • March 2018

    Price Briefing March 16 - 22

    23 March 2018

    China supply uncertainty pushes brown fused-alumina price up; Chinese spherical graphite prices up on tight supply; Chinese lithium carbonate prices soften amid slip in consumption; PRICING NOTICE: Discontinuation of caustic soda prices; Chinese, European seaborne antimony trioxide markets move up slightly; rest of world prices stable; High-grade magnesia prices steady on lack of raw material supply; PRICING NOTICE: Extension of consultation period for proposal to discontinue celestite price

  • China supply uncertainty pushes brown fused-alumina price up

    23 March 2018

    Refractory grade brown fused-alumina (BFA) is trading above $800 per tonne while producers see no end to government-led production limitations on processing plants as part of Beijing’s quest for ‘blue skies’.

  • BAUXITE & ALUMINA CONF: Alumina hydrate market on alert after Hydro’s production cut

    05 March 2018

    Any drop in output from Hydro’s Alunorte refinery may affect the company’s ability to uphold alumina hydrate volumes and supplies of Brazilian material to the United States at a time of rising prices.

  • BAUXITE & ALUMINA CONF: Index link to alumina fundamentals secures supplies, Hydro says

    05 March 2018

    The global alumina supply picture would likely look very different were it not for the introduction and adoption of alumina indices published by price reporting agencies, according to Mark Roggensinger, senior market analyst at Hydro.