Weak market conditions continue to pressure calcined alumina
Published: Wednesday, 08 July 2020
Sluggish fundamentals for refractories continue to put pressure on speciality calcined alumina raw materials, with prices showing further bearish movement.
Demand for refractories and their feedstock materials has
suffered a tangible slowdown because of sharp falls in steel
output and the stalling of the automotive sector while Western
markets seek to contain the Covid-19 pandemic.
This has affected consumption and trading flows across all
alumina-based products, including bauxite, and brown...