Bauxite & Alumina '17: Chinese reliance on bauxite imports to grow

By Davide Ghilotti
Published: Wednesday, 15 March 2017

As the country’s own bauxite deposits are running low in high-grade ore, Chinese companies require a larger share of foreign material to meet internal demand, which is expected to lead to higher operational costs for local processors in the mid-term.

The depletion of China’s bauxite resources will increase the country’s reliance on imported material and affect operational costs for local companies, IM heard on the sidelines of the 23rd Bauxite & Alumina conference in Miami, US this week.

"It’s quite clear that China’s dependence on imports in bauxite has...

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