China’s bauxite imports near 50% rise in May

By Davide Ghilotti
Published: Monday, 03 July 2017

The country’s demand for non-domestic bauxite has grown almost every month during 2017 to date while the tightening of environmental controls on local production operations have led to scarcity of domestic bauxite.

Chinese bauxite imports have increased in the January-May period following severe shortage of domestic material due to the high-profile environment-related closures of local facilities and mines, latest customs data shows.

China imported a total 5.67m tonnes bauxite in May, valued at $275.42m, according to customs figures.

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