Restart of China’s bauxite, fused alumina production uncertain amid virus outbreak

By Davide Ghilotti, Sybil Pan
Published: Friday, 14 February 2020

A recovery of China’s bauxite and fused alumina production remained uncertain in the major production hubs of Henan and Shanxi provinces due to the coronavirus outbreak, creating concern about supply and delivery of the refractory material in the short term.

At the time of writing on Friday February 14, a number of production companies in both provinces were either closed or operating only at a minimum level. Hampered by provincial border closures, a crackdown on logistics and health-related restriction measures taken by local governments, sellers have said that this will...