Feeling the heat: Bauxite and alumina under pressure
Published: Friday, 26 January 2018
China’s high-profile disruptions to industrial operations have wreaked havoc in the bauxite and alumina supply chains serving refractories end markets, taking prices to new highs.
A widespread shortage of raw materials and a plethora of
production issues are putting pressure on the non-metallurgical
bauxite and alumina markets at the beginning of 2018.
A drastic reduction in output throughout last year, mainly
on the back of Chinese-led restrictions to local industrial
productions, led to rapid appreciations...