Supply shortage lifts BFA spot prices

By Yoke Wong
Published: Thursday, 11 August 2016

Chinese-origin brown fused alumina spot prices have increased due to supply shortages as production clamp downs continue amid intensifying anti-pollution checks in the country. Although many suppliers have been selling from existing inventories, stock is depleting.

Supply shortages due to ongoing production cuts in China pushed brown fused alumina (BFA) spot prices higher, despite lower demand in the traditionally quiet summer season.  

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

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