Fused alumina price flatlines on low liquidity; bauxite stable on tight supply

By Davide Ghilotti, Sybil Pan
Published: Friday, 04 September 2020

Prices of brown fused alumina (BFA), white fused alumina (WFA) and refractory-grade bauxite remained stable on limited trading during the two weeks ended Thursday September 3, pausing a sharply bearish trend that had affected both commodities in recent months.

The demand-supply pattern and the exchange rate fluctuations between the Chinese yuan, the US dollar and the euro added further uncertainty to the current situation, according to market sources.

Fastmarkets’ latest fortnightly price assessment for alumina, fused brown, min 95% Al2O3, refractory sized (0-6mm), fob China, was $600-630 per tonne...

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