Price briefing 26 May - 1 June
Published: Friday, 02 June 2017
Strict anti-pollution controls in China continue to impact bauxite production, lifting prices; while rising raw material costs support white fused alumina; rutile prices registered small gain, ilmenite holds firm; andalusite supply in 2017 to fall; barytes fell amid global oversupply; aluminium trifluoride value spike on higher fluorspar prices
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.