Bauxite prices adjust downward after firm Q1; alumina markets flat

By Davide Ghilotti, Sybil Pan
Published: Friday, 16 April 2021

China’s bauxite markets ticked down in the two weeks to Thursday April 15 on a mixed picture of improved land transport while demand continues to be strong, whereas white fused alumina (WFA) into Europe continued to be supported by high shipping costs and brown fused alumina (BFA) held unchanged amid increasing production costs.

The price ranges in China’s refractory grade bauxite market widened downward on Thursday, breaking the stability seen in the past couple of months.

This is despite shipping and logistics continuing to be key issues affecting availability, and while demand in consuming markets remains strong.

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