China’s bauxite blockade

By Jessica Roberts
Published: Monday, 22 June 2009

Refractories market looks to alternative minerals as China further squeezes bauxite exports – but new bauxite sources are emerging

“With only half the year’s bauxite quota to be supplied, now is the right time for the Chinese government to stop its licensing system,” was the opinion of one industry participant, following the news that China has stalled its bauxite tender for the second half of this year – effectively...

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