BFA and WFA markets decouple

By Davide Ghilotti
Published: Tuesday, 04 February 2020

The market for fused alumina has been characterized by an increasing separation of brown fused (BFA) and white fused (WFA) alumina. As these factors strengthen, the decoupling is expected to drive these markets further apart in the near term, writes Davide Ghilotti

The industrial minerals industry has long been accustomed to seeing the markets for brown and white fused alumina (BFA, WFA) moving on largely parallel tracks, rising and falling based on common influences affecting the dynamics of both sectors. But diverging elements have been at work over the past year, resulting...

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