Calcined alumina prices reach new high on surcharges, supply tightness

By Davide Ghilotti
Published: Tuesday, 07 December 2021

The prices for calcined alumina products rose further in early December, underpinned by suppliers’ high production costs and a perception of supply running below total demand, with some sellers resorting to shorter contracts amid the surge in costs and price volatility.

Prices for calcined alumina products for refractory applications rose for the third consecutive assessment, with market participants speaking of double-digit increases and a tight market overall.

"I’m already sold out – everything’s taken [for next year]," a distributor of calcined alumina products in Europe said. "The market is short, and...

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