Fused alumina prices surge as reduced power availability prompts operation closures
Published: Friday, 01 October 2021
Market prices for fused alumina mineral products surged over the past two weeks to Thursday September 30 because of severe power shortages in Chinese production areas that hit availability, while bauxite prices held firm again.
Fastmarkets' assessments for brown fused (BFA) and white
fused (WFA) alumina reached new highs after electricity
constraints spread to heavily industrialized areas across China
and led to extensive cuts to operating rates and the suspension
of some operations.
Fastmarkets assessed alumina, fused white, 25kg bags, cif
Europe at €875-950 ($1,014-1,101) per...