Brown fused alumina, bauxite prices up slightly on tight supply before Chinese new year
Published: Friday, 10 January 2020
The appreciation of the Chinese yuan against the US dollar is adding pressure to the quiet markets for fused alumina and bauxite before the Chinese new year holiday period.
Market prices for brown fused alumina (BFA) and
refractory-grade bauxite have moved up slightly over the past
fortnight amid supply tightness brought about by the
environmental crackdown in the major production hubs of
China’s Henan and Shanxi provinces.
While this supply tightness has been a constant concern over