GIFA 2019: More calcined alumina available but market ‘will soften in H2’

By Davide Ghilotti
Published: Tuesday, 02 July 2019

Buyers of calcined alumina are putting downward pressure on producers’ prices during second-half contract negotiations, with sentiment turning because of weaker end markets.

The availability of calcined alumina products for refractory applications improved during the first half of 2019, with market participants expecting prices for the second half of the year to stabilize or even to soften.

Producers of refractories attending the GIFA and Metec trade shows in Dusseldorf, Germany, in the week...

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