27 May 2022
Chinese bauxite prices were unchanged over the fortnight to Thursday May 26, with sources citing conflicting market factors, while prices for refractory-grade fused alumina dropped further amid bearish market conditions and a weaker yuan.
29 April 2022
By Janie Davies, Sybil Pan
Prices for brown fused alumina (BFA) dropped sharply over the fortnight to Thursday April 28 on a weakening of the Chinese yuan, while the price for white fused alumina (WFA) was stable on a cif Europe basis, and bauxite prices were mostly steady with tight supply offsetting the lower yuan.
18 April 2022
Refractory-grade bauxite prices mostly ticked upward in the fortnight to Thursday April 14 due to rising land transport costs resulting from China’s Covid-19 control measures. The price of white fused alumina (WFA) went up because of exchange-rate moves while brown fused alumina (BFA) was steady.
01 April 2022
Prices for white fused alumina (WFA) showed a second consecutive drop in the two weeks to Thursday March 31, brown fused alumina (BFA) prices fell for a third consecutive fortnight, while bauxite prices were stable. And cross-provincial logistics in China were facing rigid Covid-19-related controls.
21 January 2022
Prices for refractory-grade brown fused alumina (BFA) stabilized after five consecutive drops over the fortnight to Thursday January 20, while the price for abrasive-grade BFA ticked down slightly on the low end. White fused alumina (WFA) prices fell despite upward adjustment in the feedstock price, while bauxite prices remained firm on a looming supply crisis.
07 January 2022
China’s brown fused alumina (BFA) prices continued to fall in the fortnight to Thursday January 6 due to slow spot liquidity at home and abroad. White fused alumina (WFA) also dipped after holding stable in the previous session, and bauxite held firm on limited availability projections.