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