Floods in China hit bauxite deliveries, fail to lift prices

By Yoke Wong
Published: Friday, 22 July 2016

Refractory grade bauxite prices were unchanged despite supply disruption caused by heavy rain storm and flooding in China over the past fortnight. If the inclement weather persists, it may impact production and could lift prices in the coming week.

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Flooded street in Tianjin, the main city for the export of many industrial minerals (Source: 360 Pictures)

Chinese-origin refractory grade bauxite prices held largely unchanged this week, despite the unseasonably rainy weather in China over the fortnight disrupting deliveries, market participants told IM.   

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