China’s bauxite exports soar in Jan-Feb; WFA, BFA shipments follow

By Sybil Pan
Published: Wednesday, 24 March 2021

China’s export shipments of refractory-grade bauxite and white fused alumina (WFA) surged in January-February by 101.24% and 80.10% respectively, compared with a year earlier. And shipments of brown fused alumina (BFA) in the same period went up by 13.31%, according to Chinese customs data.

Export volumes of refractory-grade bauxite (HS code 25083000) from China jumped by 101.24% year-on-year in January-February this year to 147,717 tonnes, from 73,404 tonnes in the corresponding period of 2020, according to customs data.

The five principal destinations for this material were India (28,340 tonnes), Japan (27,013...

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