Price briefing 26 May - 1 June

By IM Staff
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

Bauxite

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...

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