Demand recovery boosts China’s Q1 bauxite exports; WFA, BFA shipments follow

By Sybil Pan
Published: Monday, 26 April 2021

China’s quarterly exports of refractory-grade bauxite rose by 44% year on year during the first quarter of 2021, while shipments of white fused alumina and brown fused alumina recorded increases of 28.67% and 5.18% respectively from a year ago, according to Chinese customs data.

Export volumes of refractory-grade bauxite (HS code 25083000) from China in the first quarter of 2021 rose by 43.99% year on year to 209,291 tonnes from 145,351 tonnes, according to customs data.

The five principal destinations for the material were Japan (38,474 tonnes), the Netherlands (37,033 tonnes), India (29,982 tonnes),...

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