Chinese bauxite prices continue climb amid production shutdowns

By Yoke Wong
Published: Friday, 02 June 2017

China production shutdowns in May has pushed calcined bauxite spot prices higher again over the past two weeks, with many struggling to find supply amid extreme shortage. The supply outlook in the near-term remained uncertain with no indications from Beijing as to when the environmental controls will be lifted.

Refractory-grade bauxite prices continued to climb this week as buyers scrambled for material amid a severe supply shortage following production shutdowns in China since May.     

Mining operations in major bauxite-producing regions Shanxi and Guizhou were mostly suspended in May as the central government ramped up anti-pollution...

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