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