Alumina/Bauxite pricing news

  • May 2022

    Bauxite price steady amid conflicting outlooks; fused alumina down on slow demand

    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.

  • April 2022

    BFA prices slump on falling yuan; WFA, bauxite mostly stable

    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.

  • Bauxite prices climb on rising freight costs, WFA spread narrows

    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.

  • Fused alumina prices slide on weak demand; logistics under tight Covid-19 controls

    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.

  • January 2022

    Supply risk puts brake on BFA price falls while WFA still down

    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.

  • BFA prices post fifth fortnightly drop despite Covid outbreak, winter closures in Henan

    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.

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