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  • Fused alumina prices rise again on electricity shortage, logistics delays

    Friday, 17 September 2021

    Prices for brown and white fused alumina increased further in the two weeks to Thursday September 16, with power availability issues in central China worsening, adding to ongoing logistics issues and limiting availability and sellers’ capacity to ship material.

  • Fused alumina prices continue to hit new highs, bauxite flatlines

    Friday, 03 September 2021

    Prices for white fused alumina (WFA) hit new highs in the fortnight to Thursday September 2, on surging feedstock costs, while brown fused alumina (BFA) followed, with tighter supply and power scarcity affecting output, but the price of bauxite was stable on strong fundamentals.

  • Chinese soda ash fob export prices fall; Europe, cif Asia markets increase

    Wednesday, 01 September 2021

    Chinese soda ash export prices on an fob basis fell over the past month due to rising domestic consumption levels that reduced the need to export amid logistical difficulties affecting ports, while rising shipping costs and delays supported delivered prices in Europe.

  • Supply risks continue to support BFA price gains; bauxite, WFA flatline

    Friday, 20 August 2021

    Chinese prices for brown fused alumina (BFA) rose for a second consecutive fortnight on Thursday August 19 amid continuing supply problems and solid demand in overseas markets, while high freight costs continued to support white fused alumina (WFA), and bauxite held firm on strong fundamentals.

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