2019 PREVIEW: China supply uncertainty to continue to worry bauxite, alumina markets

By Davide Ghilotti
Published: Tuesday, 08 January 2019

The outlook for refractory-grade bauxite and fused alumina this year is once again intrinsically linked to how Chinese production will perform.

The flows of material supply out of China are expected to be a primary factor that will shape the markets for non-metallurgical bauxite and alumina in 2019, after two years of inconsistent production because of the country’s shift in environmental policy.

Constant concern among buyers of the two mineral...

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