Bauxite and alumina: A year in review

By Siobhan Lismore-Scott
Published: Friday, 29 December 2017

A roundup of the year’s main events in the global bauxite and alumina markets.

The main non-metallurgical bauxite markets, such as refractories, abrasives and brown-fused alumina (BFA), source their materials in China, where the repeated shutdowns of industrial operations imposed by Beijing due to high smog levels created low availability of product through the year.
Local companies attempted to work through their stocks, but...