11 June 2021
Prices for brown fused alumina (BFA) moved up in the fortnight to Thursday June 10 amid increasing supply tightness following temporary closures in China’s Henan province. The price of white fused alumina (WFA) imports into Europe was supported by soaring freight costs, while bauxite also held firm.
04 June 2021
Graphite industry participants attending a conference held in the Chinese city of Qingdao in May were looking to create a new market place for “fake flake” graphite by improving trading transparency and the yield rate from spherical graphite.
01 June 2021
Industry participants attending the anode conference held in the city of Qingdao, in China’s Shandong province, at the end of May considered ‘green production’ to be the likely trend for spherical graphite production in the near future, amid Beijing’s growing efforts to bring in pollution controls.
01 June 2021
Rising production costs, a more expensive Chinese yuan and the continuing global logistics issues continued to support prices for both brown and white fused alumina (BFA and WFA) and for bauxite in the fortnight to Thursday May 27.
28 May 2021
The markets for the lithium complex in Asia were mostly steady over the week ended Thursday May 27, except for the domestic Chinese market for lithium carbonate, which was under pressure due to rising supply and weaker demand.
17 May 2021
Major Chinese lithium producer Ganfeng Lithium has signed a memorandum of understanding with Argentina’s Mining Ministry and Jujuy provincial state for the development of a lithium-ion battery factory in the north of the country, Argentina’s government announced on Friday May 14.