BFA, bauxite prices fall at year end despite operational halt; WFA market firm

By Davide Ghilotti, Sybil Pan
Published: Monday, 27 December 2021

China’s brown fused alumina (BFA) fell for a fourth consecutive fortnight on Thursday December 23 amid low liquidity in the run up to the year end. Meanwhile, bauxite prices dropped slightly after holding steady for the past month.

Fastmarkets’ price assessment foralumina, fused brown, min 95% Al2O3, refractory sized (0-6mm), fob China dropped by $40 at the mid-point to $940-1,000 per tonne on Thursday December 23 from $980-1,040 per tonne in the previous assessment.

On the same day, the price for alumina, fused brown, min 95% Al2O3, FEPA...

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