Will the Chinese supply crisis continue during the Year of the Pig?
Published: Thursday, 31 January 2019
Refractories bounced back in 2018, driving demand for bauxite and alumina raw materials, but the market continues to face what is becoming a perennial state of crisis affecting supply from China.
The outlook for refractory-grade bauxite and alumina in 2019
is once again intrinsically linked to how well Chinese
production will perform.
While consuming end-markets are showing an adjustment
following a stellar 2018 in terms of demand, the supply
situation in China – amid authorities’
continuing restructuring of...