Bauxite prices climb on rising freight costs, WFA spread narrows

By Sybil Pan
Published: Monday, 18 April 2022

Refractory-grade bauxite prices mostly ticked upward in the fortnight to Thursday April 14 due to rising land transport costs resulting from China’s Covid-19 control measures. The price of white fused alumina (WFA) went up because of exchange-rate moves while brown fused alumina (BFA) was steady.

"It is becoming increasingly difficult to get cargo to ports and across borders from the inland province of Shanxi to the port city of Tianjin," a supplier of bauxite in...

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