Suspended ops in China send BFA prices to multi-year highs
Published: Monday, 01 November 2021
Intensifying production suspensions across China have sent prices for both refractory and abrasive grades of brown fused alumina (BFA) to their highest levels since Fastmarkets began tracking these markets. At the same time, bullish fundamentals have combined with logistical bottlenecks to propel white fused alumina (WFA) prices upward.
Fastmarkets’ price assessment for alumina,
fused brown, min 95% Al2O3, refractory sized (0-6mm), fob
China, was $1,050-1,150 per tonne on Thursday October 28, up by
26.4% from $850-890 per tonne on October 14.
The refractory grade BFA price is now up by 60.6% since the
beginning of the...