China's bauxite mining issues to hit brown fused alumina
Published: Friday, 05 May 2017
Brown fused alumina (BFA) prices were unchanged over the fortnight, but market sources warned that new bauxite mining restrictions in China could impact BFA production in the near-term. BFA operations remained intermittent due to the ongoing environmental inspections.
The new spate of environmental crackdowns on bauxite mining
in China is set to reduce raw material supply for brown fused
alumina production in the country, market participants told
Key refractory-grade bauxite producing region Shanxi has
announced new environmental measure on 4 May to restrict mining
and smelting activities...