Bauxite prices tick up again on supply scarcity; WFA up, BFA flat
Published: Friday, 20 March 2020
Poor availability has continued to support prices for refractory-grade bauxite over the past fortnight, while the price for white fused alumina (WFA) ticks upward and brown fused alumina (BFA) remains flat.
Mining activities in major production hubs in China were
still limited or under government restrictions to regulate the
sector, while calcination activities were hindered by a lack of
These have combined to support prices: among the four grades
of refractory-grade bauxite whose prices are assessed by