FOCUS: Regulations, growing costs to increase bauxite, fused alumina supply risk
Published: Friday, 18 June 2021
China’s heightened efforts to tackle pollution and safety controls in 2021 are set to widen supply tightness in refractory-grade bauxite and fused alumina, sources told Fastmarkets.
Environmental controls and mining regulations in Shanxi,
Henan and Shandong - all major production hubs for fused
alumina and bauxite - have been in place for years,
interrupting operations of these upstream refractory
While anti-pollution controls and regulated mining continue
to be major drivers of price performance for refractory-grade
bauxite, security inspections and...