Fused alumina prices rise again on electricity shortage, logistics delays

By Davide Ghilotti, Sybil Pan
Published: Friday, 17 September 2021

Prices for brown and white fused alumina increased further in the two weeks to Thursday September 16, with power availability issues in central China worsening, adding to ongoing logistics issues and limiting availability and sellers’ capacity to ship material.

Fastmarkets’ price assessment for alumina, fused brown, min 95% Al2O3, refractory sized (0-6mm), fob China, rose to $780-800 per tonne on September 16 - the highest level since May 2019 - from $760-780 per tonne on September 2.

Inputs received over the past two weeks showed a number of deals recorded...

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