Indonesia eases bauxite export ban
Published: Friday, 13 January 2017
Indonesia’s relaxing of export regulations to partially allow foreign sales of bauxite may ease the tightness in alumina feedstock for white fused alumina production in China, while other non-metallurgical bauxite markets are expected to remain short.
Indonesia’s decision to ease its ban on the
exports of mining commodities including bauxite may improve
availability of alumina feedstock to white fused alumina
processors in Asia, although the current shortage in
refractories and abrasives will continue.
In an announcement on 12 January, the country’s
ministry of energy and...