Calcined alumina contract prices stable in 2017

By Yoke Wong
Published: Friday, 13 January 2017

Higher raw material costs have failed to lift long-term contract prices for calcined alumina in 2017, as excess supply continued to outstrip demand.

Calcined alumina long-term contract prices in 2017 were largely unchanged from the previous year as excess supply outweighed demand and higher raw material costs.  

Despite increases in raw material alumina prices since September 2016, calcined alumina prices remain under pressure as global production continues to outstrip the weak demand.

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