Weak market pushes BFA price down as WFA ticks up, bauxite flat
Published: Friday, 24 July 2020
The price for brown fused alumina (BFA) fell for a second consecutive assessment because of soft demand during a slow summer that was also affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, while the price of white fused alumina (WFA) ticked upward slightly and bauxite stayed mostly flat.
The price of alumina, fused brown, min 95% Al2O3, refractory
sized (0-6mm), fob China, fell to $610-650 per tonne on
Thursday July 23, down from the previous assessment at $620-665
per tonne on July 9.
Declining demand from the refractory-consuming sector under
the effects of Covid-19 continued to weigh on...