BFA prices slump on falling yuan; WFA, bauxite mostly stable

By IM Staff
Published: Friday, 29 April 2022

By Janie Davies, Sybil Pan Prices for brown fused alumina (BFA) dropped sharply over the fortnight to Thursday April 28 on a weakening of the Chinese yuan, while the price for white fused alumina (WFA) was stable on a cif Europe basis, and bauxite prices were mostly steady with tight supply offsetting the lower yuan.

Fastmarkets’ fortnightly price assessment for alumina, fused brown, min 95% Al2O3, refractory sized (0-6mm), fob China, was $850-900 per tonne on April 28, dropping sharply from the previous assessment at...

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