Bauxite, brown fused alumina prices rise in China

By Davide Ghilotti
Published: Friday, 21 September 2018

Current closures at bauxite and alumina plants in China may be in place for months once the recently announced winter shutdown regulations come into force, forcing prices upward.

Market prices for bauxite and brown-fused alumina (BFA) have ticked further upward this week, with reported closures in China’s main producing provinces creating concern about material availability in the fourth quarter of the year.

Production operations are currently restricted in Shanxi province, where the majority of bauxite mining and...

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