Pollution controls push up China's bauxite, fused alumina prices

By Davide Ghilotti, Sybil Pan
Published: Friday, 11 December 2020

Chinese prices of both brown (BFA) and white fused alumina (WFA) as well as refractory grade bauxite rose in the two weeks to Thursday December 10 due to tightened pollution controls in major producing regions in line with winter environmental regulations.

The anti-pollution regulations added to existing market drivers of a strong yuan, soaring freight costs and the supply issues for bauxite throughout the year.

Fastmarkets’ latest fortnightly assessment for alumina, fused brown, min 95% Al2O3, refractory sized (0-6mm), fob China stood at $640-680 per tonne on December 10 compared...

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