Feeling the heat: Bauxite and alumina under pressure

By Davide Ghilotti
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...

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