More production shutdowns expected in China

By Yoke Wong
Published: Friday, 02 December 2016

More refractory minerals production shutdowns are anticipated amid warning of heightening pollution level around Beijing. Despite the supply disruption, spot prices of bauxite and brown fused alumina remained unchanged amid weak demand.

More refractory minerals production in China is expected to be shut down as the ministry of environmental protection (MEP) urged local authorities to take swift actions ahead of severe pollution on 2 December.  

On 30 November, MEP issued warnings on extremely polluted weather in areas around Beijing and Tianjin...