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jun 19

Supply shortage pushes Chinese bauxite prices higher again

Chinese bauxite spot prices increased again in May as the ongoing anti-pollution related production shutdowns caused severe shortages in the market. Refractory-grade bauxite spot prices jumped 18 May, as the ongoing massive production shut downs in China led trades to be concluded at higher values higher for the second time in May. The anti-pollution controls …

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jun 12

China’s bauxite mining issues to hit brown fused alumina

Brown fused alumina (BFA) prices were unchanged over the fortnight, but market sources warned that new bauxite mining restrictions in China could impact BFA production in the near-term. BFA operations remained intermittent due to the ongoing environmental inspections. The new spate of environmental crackdowns on bauxite mining in China is set to reduce raw material …

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jun 05

Massive production shutdown in China lifts bauxite prices

China-origin refractory-grade bauxite prices have increased for the second time this year as the government ramped up efforts to reduce pollution. Only a tiny minority of plants is still allowed to operate following the environmental inspections, and traders are struggling to find material to fulfil contracts. Near-complete shutdown of Chinese refractory-grade bauxite production has lifted …

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may 29

US steel industry expected to return to growth


Crude output in the world’s largest economy predicted to increase by 4.4% in 2017 The US steel industry is expected to return to growth next year, with production predicted to rise on lower imports and buoyant demand from the construction and energy sectors. By signing up you confirm that you have read and agree to …

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may 22

2017 Outlook


In 2016, the aluminium industry performed well and exceeded industry predictions. Even during Q4, the industry’s low season, the price of aluminium has remained strong. New transportation policies banning overloaded long-haul transport resulted in a low inventory in China’s physical market, as metal has been log-jammed at shipping points. This played a major role in …

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