Supply Situation Report: Chinese refractory bauxite supply under scrutiny

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Published: Tuesday, 28 February 2012

WTO rejects China’s appeal; Licence and quota system could be cancelled; New sources in Guyana, Russia eyed; Refractory bauxite alternatives highlighted

Alison Saxby

SUPPLY SECURITY

There is a great deal of bauxite produced worldwide; an estimated 210m tonnes was extracted in 2011. However, in terms of grades suitable for refractory manufacture, there are relatively few deposits and producers. This is because there are stringent specifications attached to refractory grade material. Iron...

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