Restricted refractory-grade bauxite supply offset weak end-user demand in 2019

By Sybil Pan
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 environmental constraints. 

At the same time, a sluggish end-user refractory market counterbalanced the supply tightness to some degree, resulting in a relatively stable –...

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