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.
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.
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.
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.