Supply risk puts brake on BFA price falls while WFA still down

By Sybil Pan
Published: Friday, 21 January 2022

Prices for refractory-grade brown fused alumina (BFA) stabilized after five consecutive drops over the fortnight to Thursday January 20, while the price for abrasive-grade BFA ticked down slightly on the low end. White fused alumina (WFA) prices fell despite upward adjustment in the feedstock price, while bauxite prices remained firm on a looming supply crisis.

Fastmarkets’ price assessment for alumina, fused brown, min 95% Al2O3, refractory sized (0-6mm), fob China, was $940-980 per tonne on January 20, in line with the previous assessment after falling...

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