Chinese WFA output hit by anti-pollution efforts
Published: Thursday, 04 August 2016
Chinese-origin white fused alumina output has been hit by stricter environmental checks in China but weak refractory demand has limited gains in the mineral’s prices. Reduced production in China could lift trades elsewhere as buyers in Europe seek alternative supply.
Stricter environmental checks in China have slashed domestic
white fused alumina production but weak refractory demand
capped gains in the mineral’s prices.
Many white fused alumina plants were shut down in the past
two weeks amid intensifying anti-pollution efforts in Henan
province, market sources told IM.