Weak market pushes BFA price down as WFA ticks up, bauxite flat

By Davide Ghilotti, Sybil Pan
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...

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