Bauxite prices fall despite supply shortage, fused alumina follows

By Davide Ghilotti, Sybil Pan
Published: Monday, 24 August 2020

Refractory grade bauxite prices in China dropped in the two weeks to Thursday, August 20 amid “extremely slow” demand, while both brown fused alumina (BFA) and white fused alumina (WFA) prices remained under pressure.

China’s bauxite markets ticked down despite supply tightness throughout the four grades assessed by Fastmarkets because of a lack of demand from end-consuming markets.

The unusual balance between tight supply and soft demand, means the demand side of the market is the the key driver for prices at the...

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