Calcined alumina contract prices settle higher, participants expect softening in H2

By Davide Ghilotti
Published: Friday, 08 February 2019

Markets saw a second consecutive round of contract price increases for calcined alumina material, but a change in feedstock costs dynamics and availability could soften the market later in the year.

Calcined alumina prices for 2019 contracts have settled at higher levels than last year due to continued strong demand from the refractories sector, although participants report market tightness is expected to ease.

Following a prolonged period of contract negotiations that lasted for most of the fourth quarter of 2018 and,...

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