China's BFA exports tumble in 2020 exposing 'substitution effect' amid cheaper WFA

By Sybil Pan
Published: Friday, 29 January 2021

China’s 2020 export shipments of refractory-grade bauxite and white fused alumina dropped slightly from a year earlier, while exports of brown fused alumina plunged by 26% due to preference for lower-priced WFA, according to sources.

China’s brown fused alumina (BFA) (HS Code: 28181010) exports in 2020 totaled 387,287 tonnes, dropping by 26% from a year earlier at 520,926 tonnes, according to China’s customs data.

Major importers of China’s BFA in 2020 included the United States (62,207 tonnes), Japan (58,119 tonnes), South...

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