Bauxite market stable despite Chinese export controls

By IM prices reporter
Published: Friday, 13 May 2011

Prices unaffected by China’s reduction of annual non-met export quotas

Prices of Chinese non-metallurgical grades of bauxite have remained stable since the start of the year despite new export controls implemented by the Chinese government.

For 2011, China reduced the bauxite export quotas by 100,000 tonnes - from 930,000 to 830,000 tonnes - representing a 12% drop over 2010.

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