Price briefing 14-20 April

By IM Staff
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.

Bauxite

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 weeks.

As a result of the checks, which started about two weeks ago in Shanxi, Henan and Tianjin, many bauxite suppliers...

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