Alumina suffers steel slowdown
Published: Monday, 01 June 2009
Calcined alumina, used in refractories and ceramics, continues to struggle in markets
calcined alumina, at least half of which is used in the
production of refractories, have been hard hit by the downturn
in the steel market.
According to latest steel industry statistics, world crude
steel production for the first four months of 2009 was 354m.
tonnes, a 22,7% decrease...