BAUXITE & ALUMINA CONF: Alumina hydrate market on alert after Hydro’s production cut

By Davide Ghilotti
Published: Monday, 05 March 2018

Any drop in output from Hydro’s Alunorte refinery may affect the company’s ability to uphold alumina hydrate volumes and supplies of Brazilian material to the United States at a time of rising prices.

Market participants fear repercussions on alumina hydrate (ATH) supply to North America following Hydro’s announcement it will reduce production at its Brazilian refinery, two years after the company aggressively stepped up its exports to the US.

Delegates attending the 24th Bauxite & Alumina conference in Montego Bay, Jamaica, voiced...