Alumina Market Update: Surplus Of Alumina, Lower Prices Expected In 2019

Alumina Market Update: Surplus Of Alumina, Lower Prices Expected In 2019

2018 was a turbulent year for both the alumina market and the price, signified by the fact that spot price indexes remained above historic averages for most of the year. 2019, however, has brought calm and stability. The alumina price (both spot...


Trade Group Calls For End To Tariff On Imported Alumina And Other Refractory Materials

An Indian refractory materials trade group called upon the government to drop import tariffs on raw materials necessary for production of refractories, including magnesium and alumina, citing the high cost of importing such materials and the relative scarcity of them domestically. The Indian Refractory Makers Association (IRMA) told domestic media late last week that the […]

Chalco to Ship Up To 50,000 Tonnes of Alumina Overseas By Month’s End: Lu Dongliang

A rise in alumina prices over the past several months thanks to United States sanctions of Rusal and outages at Alunorte has prompted Aluminum Corp of China Ltd (Chalco) to take the unusual step of selling the aluminium precursor to buyers abroad. “We ourselves have 30,000-50,000 tonnes (of alumina exports this month),” revealed Chalco’s president […]

U.S. Sanctions on Rusal Forcing Kazakhstan Alumina Refiners to Seek New Buyers

With the sanctions placed upon U.C. Rusal by the United States government looming large over the global alumina industry, Kazakhstan’s alumina refiners have begun searching for new outlets for the country’s domestic alumina production. According to comments made on Thursday by Kazakh government officials, Eurasian Resources Group (ERG), which is a public-private partnership that refines […]

Alumina Ltd. Boss Sees Opportunity in Possible U.S. Aluminium Tariffs

Though many stakeholders in the global aluminium sector fear the consequences tariffs levied upon them by the United States government may have, Alumina Limited’s chief sees such a turn of events as an opportunity for his firm. Mike Ferraro indicated in an interview with The Australian Financial Review that increased tariffs on imported aluminium enacted […]