FOCUS: Covid-19 exacerbates BFA, WFA price spread
Published: Monday, 11 May 2020
Brown fused alumina (BFA) and white fused alumina (WFA) prices are increasingly moving separately in their pricing patterns, with the latter having deepened its price discount to BFA against a historic premium.
In addition to the existing factors of supply dynamics and
feedstock differences, the Covid-19 pandemic has exacerbated
the decoupling of BFA and WFA markets, with industry sources
holding the view that the current discount of WFA might
continue at least in the short term.
BFA and WFA, both staple refractory...