Chinese bauxite prices fall on temporary production restart

By Yoke Wong
Published: Friday, 30 June 2017

Calcined bauxite prices in China declined this week following sharp increases over the past month as some production has restarted, but supply uncertainty persists as many in the market warned that operations could be shut down again when environmental inspections return.

Chinese bauxite spot prices fell in late-June following weeks of increases as some production has restarted after the departure of the environmental inspectors from Shanxi and Tianjin.

According to two Tianjin-based suppliers, the environmental team dispatched from the central government in Beijing has left the bauxite-producing region of Shanxi and...

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