China’s alumina market declines in H1 2014

By Albert Li IM analyst, Shanghai, Antonio Torrisi
Published: Thursday, 23 October 2014

Following Indonesia’s export ban on raw materials, China has started to see a shortage in bauxite supply, which has forced the country’s alumina companies to reduce production and diversify bauxite sources. This is likely to push the mineral price higher.

China’s alumina market has declined in the first half of 2014, according to figures released by the China Aluminium Network (CAN), following the Indonesia ban on bauxite export.

The domestic alumina industry saw its production rate decrease by 50%, as most alumina companies in South China and in Shandong...

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