Price briefing 14-20 April
Published: Friday, 21 April 2017
A clampdown on tax evasion lifts China-origin bauxite; brown fused alumina remains unchanged; antimony trioxide prices in Europe increased; Chinese silicon carbide output cut could support European market; iodine prices rise.
A new wave of reinforced government checks on export
documents to ensure the legally due value-added tax (VAT) is
paid have lifted China-origin bauxite prices over the past two
As a result of the checks, which started about two
weeks ago in Shanxi, Henan and Tianjin, many bauxite