WFA price down but bauxite, BFA prices stable amid soft demand

By Davide Ghilotti, Sybil Pan
Published: Friday, 29 May 2020

The price of white fused alumina (WFA) fell still further on the low end of the range, amid the dollar’s depreciation against the euro over the fortnight ended Thursday May 28. Prices for refractory-grade bauxite and brown fused alumina (BFA) stayed flat while demand remained sluggish.

Weak performances in sectors such as infrastructure, construction and automotive indicated that the weakening demand situation could affect the market more significantly than the issues seen on the supply side, according to market participants.

Meanwhile, the underperforming downstream steelmaking sector continued to weigh on refractory raw materials.

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