WFA price narrows upward amid complex logistics picture; bauxite, BFA markets stable

By Davide Ghilotti, Sybil Pan
Published: Monday, 05 April 2021

Freight rate differentials between materials shipped in containers and in bulk from China to Europe continued to be a major driver of white fused alumina (WFA) prices in the two weeks ended Thursday April 1.

Meanwhile, prices for refractory-grade bauxite and brown fused alumina (BFA) remained firm amid steady demand and low stocks in consuming markets, as well as China’s anti-pollution efforts, sources told Fastmarkets.

Fastmarkets’ latest fortnightly assessment for alumina, fused white, 25kg bags, cif Europe stood at €665-730 ($782-858) per tonne on...

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