Supply shortage supports bauxite, fused alumina prices

By Yoke Wong
Published: Thursday, 26 January 2017

Supported by supply tightness, refractory-grade bauxite and fused alumina prices held unchanged despite quiet trading conditions due to the Chinese New Year holiday.

Chinese New Year holiday has failed to dampen refractory-grade bauxite and fused alumina prices, as the supply shortage driven by the ongoing anti-pollution campaign in China continued to support the market.

The Chinese government intensified its environmental efforts against polluting industries in China since July 2016. As smog levels worsened...

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