ANALYSIS: Iron ore market appetite shifts to low alumina from low silica

Pricing for alumina and silica contents in seaborne iron ore underlines Chinese buyers’ increasing sensitivity towards alumina content in their shipments compared with the usual pickiness about silica.

Metal Bulletin’s monthly Value-In-Use (VIU) Indices show that the penalty or premium for 1% alumina stood at $3.24 per tonne on May 2, compared with a level of $2.80 per...


July Zhang

May 29, 2018

10:11 GMT