Anti-pollution efforts cut BFA supply in China

By Yoke Wong
Published: Thursday, 28 July 2016

The recent stricter anti-pollution checks in brown fused alumina producing regions in China are showing no sign of easing with production continuing to be impacted. While prices have not gained this week on tighter supply, market participants said it could rise when existing stock runs out.

Intensifying anti-pollution efforts in two Chinese provinces continue to hit brown fused alumina (BFA) production, but existing stockpiles are preventing price gains.

Ahead of Chinese premier Li Keqiang’s planned visit to the region in September, local governments in the main BFA producing regions of Shanxi and Henan have enforced stricter...

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