Chinese WFA price slumps on weak demand; bauxite, BFA flat

By Davide Ghilotti, Sybil Pan
Published: Friday, 17 April 2020

The price for white fused alumina (WFA) in China has fallen over the past two weeks to reach a two-year low in the assessment on Thursday April 16.

This was the result of a combination of cheap feedstock and declining demand for the refractory raw material while the Covid-19 pandemic continued to affect the world’s major economies.

The wider repercussions of the outbreak have also capped previous price increases in refractory-grade bauxite and brown fused alumina (BFA).

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