Non-met alumina supply tightens as metal demand intensifies

By IM prices reporter
Published: Tuesday, 05 April 2011

Prices for non-met alumina stable for now but increases expected mid-year

Global demand for non-metallurgical grade alumina (NMGA), both commodity and speciality grades, has intensified since the start of the year in line with strengthening smelter grade alumina markets, leading industry participants told IM.

A US-based processor of NMGA told IM: “The non-metallurgical alumina market is definitely starting to tighten up....

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