BLACK CHINA BLOG >> Bauxite and Alumina


AZ China is pleased to announce that we are a Media Partner for the Enmore Global Bauxite Conference, being held in Kuala Lumpur June 29 and 30. I am particularly pleased that the Enmore people have decided to tack on a visit to a local Malaysian bauxite mine and to Kuantan port. That visit will […]

By: Paul Adkins | Read More

There have been reports recently, that the Indonesian government was looking at ways to mitigate its ban on bauxite exports, in an attempt to lure capital back into alumina refinery projects. A government official in that country reportedly suggested that some form of “bauxite-for-investment” plan could be introduced, where those who show genuine progress in […]

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Imported bauxite volumes to China increased substantially in March to 4 million tonnes, up 47% m/m and 144% y/y. However, prices continued to fall. In March, the average price dropped to $55/t from $56/t last month, and down from $59/t at the beginning of 2015. Nonetheless, transaction volumes still reached a new height. As the chart […]

By: June Wang | Read More

Malaysia has been the talking point of the aluminium industry for some months now, as a result of the boom in exports of bauxite to China.   In 2014, Malaysia sold 3.5 million tonnes to China, after selling almost nothing in 2013. But for most of us, it’s just not possible to go there and […]

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One of the popular discussion points this year has been about how will China replace Indonesia as a source of bauxite. Since the Indonesian Government carried out its veto on exports of raw commodities (which it had been warning the market of since 2009), Chinese players have been trying a wide range of alternatives.  Those […]

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In the quest for feed for its burgeoning aluminium industry, China has been exploring the world looking for bauxite and/or alumina supplies, while at the same time growing its domestic bauxite mining industry quite rapidly. But there’s another source of alumina that often gets overlooked. Fly ash, otherwise known as coal ash, can contain up […]

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