Restricted refractory-grade bauxite supply offset weak end-user demand in 2019
Published: Tuesday, 04 February 2020
Weakening refractories business affected trade flows of Chinese bauxite to international customers, but the supply tightness in mining and processing acted as a counterbalance, reports Sybil Pan.
The performance of the refractory-grade bauxite
market was closely linked to supply restrictions in China in
2019, mainly due to reduced mining capacity and rigid
At the same time, a sluggish end-user refractory market
counterbalanced the supply tightness to some degree, resulting
in a relatively stable –...