Download the February 2021 issue of MMM

By IM Staff
Published: Monday, 15 February 2021

Welcome to the February 2021 issue of Metal Market Magazine, where we feature an in-depth look at the issues surrounding Chinese bauxite supply, the effect of environmental controls on bauxite and fused alumina output, and a gradual improvement in trading conditions for calcined alumina.

The January issue – which you can still download at this link – included analysis on the soaring freight costs out of China, the uncertain outlook for chromite, a tightening of magnesia supply and a focus on so-called 'fake’ graphite.

In this February issue, meanwhile, you will be pleased to find:

  • Bauxite shortage likely for refractories: Refractory raw material consumers are likely to face shortages in bauxite, Davide Ghilotti writes
  • Environmental controls squeeze fused alumina, bauxite supply: Stricter regulations in major Chinese production hubs for bauxite and fused alumina depress supply, Sybil Pan reports
  • Calcined alumina sellers see demand returning: Calcined alumina suppliers hope an increase in demand will prompt a rebound in prices, Davide Ghilotti reports
  • China’s brown fused alumina exports tumble in 2020: China’s exports of brown fused alumina plunged, owing to a preference by some for cheaper WFA, Sybil Pan writes

Also available to you is a downloadable PDF of the full magazine issue.

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