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  • Monthly Fused Alumina Market Report May 2023

    2023-06-12 08:51:13   【Print】
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    Contents

    1 Market Highlights 3
    2 Economy and Policy 3
    3 Market Movement 3
    3.1 Chinese Market 3
    3.1.2 Brown fused alumina 95%min F36 EXW China 3
    3.1.3 White fused alumina 99%min 1-3mm EXW China 3
    3.1.4 White fused alumina 99%min F36 EXW China 3
    3.2 Chinese Export Market 4
    3.2.1 Brown fused alumina 95%min 1-3mm FOB China 4
    3.2.2 Brown fused alumina 95%min F36 FOB China 4
    3.2.3 White fused alumina 99%min 1-3mm FOB China 4
    3.2.4 White fused alumina 99%min F36 FOB China 4
    3.3 International Market 4
    3.3.1 Brown fused alumina 95%min 1-3mm EXW India 4
    3.3.2 Brown fused alumina 95%min F36 EXW India 4
    3.3.3 Brown fused alumina 95%min 1-3mm in Warehouse Rotterdam 5
    3.3.4 White fused alumina 99%min 1-3mm in Warehouse Rotterdam 5
    4 Company news 5
    4.1 Guizhou Dazhong suspended brown fused alumina production 5
    4.2 Jinlv Refractory suspended white fused alumina production 5
    4.3 Guizhou Jinyi stopped brown fused alumina production 5
    5 Producer Statistics 5
    5.1 Chinese brown fused alumina producers' statistics 5
    5.1.Asian Metal Copyright Considering the low prices pressure from Chinese competitors, most Indian producers cut their prices this week to maintain sales.Asian Metal Copyright2 Chinese brown fused alumina producers' output down by 3.63% MoM in May 6
    5.1.Asian Metal Copyright 8.Asian Metal Copyright3 Chinese brown fused alumina producers' inventory down by 7.97% MoM in May 6
    5.2 Chinese white fused alumina producers' statistics 7
    5.2.Asian Metal Copyright China exported 3,487.Asian Metal Copyright1 Chinese white fused alumina producers' operating rate down by 0.22% MoM in May 7
    5.2.Asian Metal Copyright China's export volume of brown fused alumina in previous 13 months China's export price of brown fused alumina in previous 13 months In Apr 2023, the top three export destinations of brown fused alumina for China were United States, Japan and Malaysia.Asian Metal Copyright3 Chinese white fused alumina producers' inventory up by 3.27% MoM in May 7
    6 Custom Statistics 8
    6.1 China's brown fused alumina export volume grew 28.36% MoM in Apr 2023 8
    6.2 China's white fused alumina export volume decreased 27.29% YoY in Apr 2023 9
    7 Relevant Industry News 10
    8 Market Outlook for Next Month 10
    8.1 Chinese Market 10
    8.1.1 Brown fused alumina 95%min 1-3mm EXW China 10
    8.1.2 Brown fused alumina 95%min F36 EXW China 10
    8.1.3 White fused alumina 99%min 1-3mm EXW China 10
    8.1.4 White fused alumina 99%min F36 EXW China 10
    8.2 Chinese Export Market 10
    8.2.1 Brown fused alumina 95%min 1-3mm FOB China 10
    8.2.2 Brown fused alumina 95%min F36 FOB China 10
    8.2.3 White fused alumina 99%min 1-3mm FOB China 10
    8.2.4 White fused alumina 99%min F36 FOB China 10
    8.3 International Market 10
    8.3.1 Brown fused alumina 95%min 1-3mm EXW India 10
    8.3.2 Brown fused alumina 95%min F36 EXW India 10
    8.3.3 Brown fused alumina 95%min 1-3mm in Warehouse Rotterdam 10
    8.3.4 White fused alumina 99%min 1-3mm in Warehouse Rotterdam 10























































    1 Market Highlights

    Brown fused alumina:
    Given the sluggish Market demand, most producers cut their prices this month to boost sales.

    Considering the dropped domestic prices and weak overseas demand, most exporters reduced their prices this month.

    Considering the low prices pressure from Chinese competitors, most Indian producers cut their prices this week to maintain sales.

    Based on the declined prices from Chinese suppliers and weak demand, most suppliers in European lower their prices this month.

    White fused alumina:
    Despite the stable alumina prices, given the sluggish demand, most producers cut their prices this month to compete for orders.

    Most exporters cut their prices to boost sales on basis of the reduced domestic prices and weak Market demand.

    Based on the declined prices from Chinese suppliers and weak demand, most suppliers in European lower their prices this month.

    2 Economy and Policy

    2.1 China to scale up medium and long-term lending toward manufacturing sector
    China is ready to unleash the potential of consumption further and create a consumption supply system of high-quality, said an official from the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) at a news conference held on May 17. According to NDRC, new efforts will be put in place to stabilize and expand investment in manufacturing.Asian Metal Copyright01% YoY and up 47.Asian Metal Copyright Efforts will also be made in providing more medium- and long-term loans towards manufacturing to realize high-quality growth of the sector.

    2.2 Ministry of Commerce: China's outward non-financial direct investment up by 26.6% YOY in Jan-Apr
    On May 22, the Ministry of Commerce released the data showing that from January to April 2023, China's outward investment continued to grow, with outward non-financial direct investment reaching RMB289.29 billion, a year-on-year increase of 26.Asian Metal Copyright1.Asian Metal Copyright6% (equivalent to USD42.Asian Metal Copyright05% MoM.Asian Metal Copyright19 billion, a year-on-year increase of 17.Asian Metal Copyright2 Jinlv Refractory suspended white fused alumina production Chalco Jinlv Refractory Materials Co.Asian Metal Copyright6%).Asian Metal Copyright24% MoM.Asian Metal Copyright The non-financial direct investment of Chinese enterprises in the countries along the "Belt and Road" recorded USD7.Asian Metal Copyright00 in the same period last year and USD54,068,143.Asian Metal Copyright53 billion, up bu 9% YOY, accounting for 17.Asian Metal Copyright1.Asian Metal Copyright8% of the total amount in the same period.

    3 Market Movement

    3.1 Chinese Market

    By the end of May, the mainstream prices of Chinese brown fused alumina 95%min 1-3mm stood at RMB4,500-4,700/t (USD632-660/t) Inc-VAT EXW D/A 180 days, down by RMB100/t (USD14/t) MoM. Despite the firm production costs, given the sluggish Market demand, most producers cut their prices this month to compete for orders.

    Prices of brown fused alumina 95%min 1-3mm EXW China from 2023-04-01 to 2023-05-31 (RMB/t)


    3.1.2 Brown fused alumina 95%min F36 EXW China
    In late May, the mainstream prices of Chinese brown fused alumina 95%min F36 stood at RMB5,000-5,200/t (USD702-730/t) Inc-VAT EXW D/P, down by RMB200/t (USD28/t) MoM. Despite the firm production costs, most producers, given the sluggish Market demand, cut their prices this month to compete for orders.

    Prices of brown fused alumina 95%min F36 EXW China from 2023-04-01 to 2023-05-31 (RMB/t)


    3.1.3 White fused alumina 99%min 1-3mm EXW China
    By the end of May, the mainstream prices of white fused alumina 99%min 1-3mm stood at RMB4,330-4,430/t (USD608-622/t) Inc-VAT EXW D/P, down by RMB70/t (USD10/t) MoM. Despite the high production costs, most producers, given the sluggish Market demand, cut their prices this month to compete for orders.


    Prices of white fused alumina 99%min 1-3mm EXW China from 2023-04-01 to 2023-05-31 (RMB/t)


    3.1.4 White fused alumina 99%min F36 EXW China
    In late May, the mainstream prices of Chinese white fused alumina 99%min F36 stayed at RMB4,650-4,850/t (USD653-681/t) Inc-VAT EXW D/P, down by RMB150/t (USD21/t) MoM. Despite the firm production costs, considering the sluggish Market demand, most producers cut their prices this month to compete for orders.

    Prices of white fused alumina 99%min F36 EXW China from 2023-04-01 to 2023-05-31 (RMB/t)


    3.2 Chinese Export Market

    3.2.1 Brown fused alumina 95%min 1-3mm FOB China
    By the end of May, the mainstream export prices of Chinese brown fused alumina 95%min 1-3mm stood at USD650-670/t Ex-VAT FOB China, down by USD20/t MoM. Owing to the reduced domestic prices and the weak Market demand, most exporters cut their prices.

    Price trend of brown fused alumina 95%min 1-3mm FOB China from 2023-04-01 to 2023-05-31 (USD/t)


    3.2.2 Brown fused alumina 95%min F36 FOB China
    In late May, the mainstream export prices of Chinese brown fused alumina F36 stayed at USD720-740/t FOB China, down by USD40/t MoM. Due to the weak Market demand, most exporters cut their prices to boost sales.

    Price trend of brown fused alumina 95%min F36 FOB China from 2023-04-01 to 2023-05-31 (USD/t)


    3.2.3 White fused alumina 99%min 1-3mm FOB China
    By the end of May, the export prices of Chinese white fused alumina 99%min 1-3mm increased to USD620-640/t FOB China, down by USD10/t MoM. Due to the weak Market demand, most exporters cut their prices to boost sales.

    Price trend of white fused alumina 99%min 1-3mm FOB China from 2023-04-01 to 2023-05-31 (USD/t)


    3.2.4 White fused alumina 99%min F36 FOB China

    In late May, the mainstream export prices of Chinese white fused alumina 99%min F36 stayed at USD660-680/t FOB China, down by USD40/t MoM. Owing to the reduced domestic prices and the weak Market demand, most exporters cut their prices.

    Price trend of white fused alumina 99%min F36 FOB China from 2023-04-01 to 2023-05-31 (USD/t)


    3.3 International Market

    3.3.1 Brown fused alumina 95%min 1-3mm EXW India
    By the end of May, the mainstream prices of brown fused alumina 95%min 1-3mm in Indian Market stayed at INR78,000-79,000/t Inc-VAT EXW T/T 45 days, down by INR1,000/t from late last week. Considering the low prices pressure from Chinese competitors, most Indian producers cut their prices this week to maintain sales.

    Price trend of brown fused alumina 95%min 1-3mm EXW India from 2023-04-01 to 2023-05-31 (INR/t)


    3.3.2 Brown fused alumina 95%min F36 EXW India
    By the end of May, the mainstream prices of brown fused alumina 95%min F36 in Indian Market stood at INR79,000-80,000/t Inc-VAT EXW T/T 45 days, down by INR1,000/t from late last week. Considering the low prices pressure from Chinese competitors, most Indian producers cut their prices this week to maintain sales.

    Price trend of brown fused alumina 95%min F36 EXW India from 2023-04-01 to 2023-05-31 (INR/t)


    3.3.3 Brown fused alumina 95%min 1-3mm in Warehouse Rotterdam
    In late May, the mainstream prices of European brown fused alumina 95%min 1-3mm stood at EUR705-755/t T/T 30 days in Warehouses Rotterdam, down by EUR35/t MoM. Based on the declined prices from Chinese suppliers and weak demand, most suppliers in European lower their prices this month.

    Price trend of brown fused alumina 95%min 1-3mm in Warehouse Rotterdam from 2023-04-01 to 2023-05-31 (EUR/t)


    3.3.4 White fused alumina 99%min 1-3mm in Warehouse Rotterdam
    By the end of May, the mainstream prices of white fused alumina 99%min 1-3mm hovered at EUR670-720/t in Warehouse Rotterdam, down by EUR30/t MoM. Based on the declined prices from Chinese suppliers and weak demand, most suppliers in European lower their prices this month.

    Price trend of white fused alumina 95%min 1-3mm in warehouse Rotterdam from 2023-04-01 to 2023-05-31 (EUR/t)


    4 Company news

    4.1 Guizhou Dazhong suspended brown fused alumina production
    A major brown fused alumina producer in Guizhou, Guizhou Dazhong No.7 Grinding Wheel Co.Asian Metal Copyright .Asian Metal Copyright, Ltd.Asian Metal Copyright China's export volume of white fused alumina to top three countries in previous 13 months China's export price of white fused alumina to top three countries in previous 13 months 7 Relevant Industry News 7.Asian Metal Copyright suspended production in early May due to sluggish demand, with an output of nearly 1,000t in April.Asian Metal Copyright Owing to the reduced domestic prices and the weak Market demand, most exporters cut their prices.Asian Metal Copyright "We halted production in early May due to sluggish market demand after a short resumption of production in early April", a source from the company claimed, noting that they produced about 1,000t in the past month but stopped immediately facing the terrible sales.Asian Metal Copyright3 Brown fused alumina 95%min 1-3mm in Warehouse Rotterdam Based on the stable prices in Chinese export Market, the prices in Europe would keep stable next month.Asian Metal Copyright With a production capacity of 120,000tpy, the company produced about 8,000t in the previous year and they expected to produce only 2,000t this year due to sluggish demand.Asian Metal Copyright6%.Asian Metal Copyright They hold an inventory of almost 1,800t at present.

    4.2 Jinlv Refractory suspended white fused alumina production
    Chalco Jinlv Refractory Materials Co., Ltd.Asian Metal Copyright33%, unchanged MoM and down by 14.Asian Metal Copyright, a major white fused alumina producer in China, suspended their white fused alumina production on in early May due to the sluggish market demand, with an output of nearly 500t in May.Asian Metal Copyright2 Chinese white fused alumina producers' output down by 0.Asian Metal Copyright "We stopped our production in early May because the dormant end market and over-sufficient supply lead to fierce competition.Asian Metal Copyright1.Asian Metal Copyright We closed no deal in the past month and even don't receive any inquiries", a source from the company stated, noting that they produced about only 500t in April.Asian Metal Copyright China's export volume of white fused alumina in previous 13 months China's export price of white fused alumina in previous 13 months In Apr 2023, the top three export destinations of white fused alumina for China were India, Turkey and Japan.Asian Metal Copyright With an annual production capacity of 30,000t, they produced about 7,600t in the previous year, while they expected to produce around only 5,000t in 2023 due to the sluggish demand.Asian Metal Copyright83% MoM in May In May 2023, China's operating rate of brown fused alumina producers was 28.Asian Metal Copyright Currently they hold around 800t in stock.

    4.3 Guizhou Jinyi stopped brown fused alumina production
    A major brown fused alumina producer in Guizhou, Guizhou Jinyi Abrasive Materials Co., Ltd.Asian Metal Copyright1.Asian Metal Copyright halted their production on 15th May because of the sluggish downstream demand, producing about 400t in May.Asian Metal Copyright3 Guizhou Jinyi stopped brown fused alumina production A major brown fused alumina producer in Guizhou, Guizhou Jinyi Abrasive Materials Co.Asian Metal Copyright "We just resumed their brown fused alumina production in early April but given the sluggish market demand, they stopped their production again in mid-May", a source from the company stated, noting that they produced about 800t in the past month and only 400t this month.Asian Metal Copyright07% MoM and up by 27.Asian Metal Copyright With a production capacity of 45,000tpy, the company produced about 5,000t in the previous year and they expected to keep same production scale this year on basis of the terrible market demand.Asian Metal Copyright2 Chinese Export Market 4 3.Asian Metal Copyright They currently keep an inventory of almost 600t.

    5 Producer Statistics

    5.1 Chinese brown fused alumina producers' statistics

    5.1.Asian Metal Copyright11mt in the same period last year and USD1,945.Asian Metal Copyright1 Chinese brown fused alumina producers' operating rate down by 0.83% MoM in May
    In May 2023, China's operating rate of brown fused alumina producers was 28.39%, down by 0.Asian Metal Copyright Chinese brown fused alumina producers' operating rate from May 2022 to May 2023 t In May 2023, the operation rate of producers in Henan was 20.Asian Metal Copyright83% MoM and down by 4.Asian Metal Copyright2.Asian Metal Copyright50% YoY.

    Chinese brown fused alumina producers' operating rate from May 2022 to May 2023 (t)


    In May 2023, the operation rate of producers in Henan was 20.93%, down by 1.Asian Metal Copyright11mt in the same period last year and USD1,945.Asian Metal Copyright08% MoM and up by 1.Asian Metal Copyright20% YoY.Asian Metal Copyright14% YoY; that in Guizhou was 25.Asian Metal Copyright05% MoM.Asian Metal Copyright43%, down by 1.Asian Metal Copyright3.Asian Metal Copyright18% MoM and down by 13.Asian Metal Copyright22% MoM in May 7 5.Asian Metal Copyright05% YoY; that in Shanxi was 45.Asian Metal Copyright2.Asian Metal Copyright33%, unchanged MoM and down by 14.Asian Metal Copyright87mt in the previous month, up 4.Asian Metal Copyright87% YoY; that in other area was 57.Asian Metal Copyright 8.Asian Metal Copyright66%, unchanged MoM and down by 5.Asian Metal Copyright78% YoY; that in Shanxi was 12,200t, unchanged MoM and down by 17.Asian Metal Copyright15% YoY.

    Chinese brown fused alumina producers' operating rate from May 2022 to May 2023 (t)


    5.1.Asian Metal Copyright3 Chinese brown fused alumina producers' inventory down by 7.Asian Metal Copyright2 Chinese brown fused alumina producers' output down by 3.63% MoM in May
    In May 2023, Chinese brown fused alumina producers' output was 76,900t, down by 3.63% MoM and down by 17.Asian Metal Copyright76% MoM.Asian Metal Copyright22% YoY.

    Chinese brown fused alumina producers' output from May 2022 to May 2023


    In May 2023, the output in Henan was 29,200t, down by 6.41% MoM and down by 1.Asian Metal Copyright3 White fused alumina 99%min 1-3mm FOB China 4 3.Asian Metal Copyright68% YoY; that in Guizhou was 19,500t, down by 4.Asian Metal Copyright50% YoY.Asian Metal Copyright41% MoM and down by 33.Asian Metal Copyright23% MoM and up by 25.Asian Metal Copyright89% YoY; that in other area was 16,000t, unchanged MoM and down by 15.Asian Metal Copyright1 Brown fused alumina 95%min 1-3mm EXW India 4 3.Asian Metal Copyright78% YoY; that in Shanxi was 12,200t, unchanged MoM and down by 17.Asian Metal Copyright65% YoY; that in Shandong was 30.Asian Metal Copyright00% YoY.

    Chinese brown fused alumina producers' output by province from
    May 2022 to May 2023

    5.1.Asian Metal Copyright Contents 1 Market Highlights 3 2 Economy and Policy 3 3 Market Movement 3 3.Asian Metal Copyright3 Chinese brown fused alumina producers' inventory down by 7.97% MoM in May
    In May2023, Chinese brown fused alumina producers' inventory was 99,200t, down by 7.97% MoM and up by 8.Asian Metal Copyright1.Asian Metal Copyright20% YoY.

    Chinese brown fused alumina producers' inventory from May 2022 to May 2023(t)


    In May 2023, the brown fused alumina producers' inventory in Henan was 39,100t, down by 6.23% MoM and up by 25.Asian Metal Copyright6% equivalent to USD42.Asian Metal Copyright25% YoY; that in Guizhou was 31,100t, down by 11.Asian Metal Copyright Based on the declined prices from Chinese suppliers and weak demand, most suppliers in European lower their prices this month.Asian Metal Copyright39% MoM and up by 5.Asian Metal Copyright3 White fused alumina 99%min 1-3mm EXW China 10 8.Asian Metal Copyright42% YoY; that in Shanxi was 15,000t, unchanged MoM and down by 18.Asian Metal Copyright3 White fused alumina 99%min 1-3mm EXW China By the end of May, the mainstream prices of white fused alumina 99%min 1-3mm stood at RMB4,330-4,430t USD608-622t Inc-VAT EXW DP, down by RMB70t USD10t MoM.Asian Metal Copyright91% YoY; that in other area was 14,000t, down by 12.Asian Metal Copyright26% MoM.Asian Metal Copyright5% MoM, down by 22.Asian Metal Copyright They hold an inventory of almost 1,800t at present.Asian Metal Copyright22% YoY.

    Chinese brown fused alumina producers' inventory by province from
    May 2022 to May 2023(t)


    5.2 Chinese white fused alumina producers' statistics

    5.2.Asian Metal Copyright42% YoY; that in Shanxi was 15,000t, unchanged MoM and down by 18.Asian Metal Copyright1 Chinese white fused alumina producers' operating rate down by 0.22% MoM in May
    In May 2023, Chinese white fused alumina producers' operating rate was 38.76%, down by 0.Asian Metal Copyright20% YoY.Asian Metal Copyright22% MoM and down by 1.Asian Metal Copyright Despite the firm production costs, considering the sluggish Market demand, most producers cut their prices this month to compete for orders.Asian Metal Copyright42% YoY.

    Chinese white fused alumina producers' operating rate from May 2022 to May 2023 (%)


    In May 2023, the operating rate of white fused alumina producers in Henan was 44.17%, up by 0.Asian Metal Copyright1.Asian Metal Copyright13% MoM and up by 0.Asian Metal Copyright Despite the high production costs, most producers, given the sluggish Market demand, cut their prices this month to compete for orders.Asian Metal Copyright65% YoY; that in Shandong was 30.Asian Metal Copyright Price trend of brown fused alumina 95%min 1-3mm EXW India from 2023-04-01 to 2023-05-31 INRt 3.Asian Metal Copyright93%, down by 0.Asian Metal Copyright3 Guizhou Jinyi stopped brown fused alumina production 5 5 Producer Statistics 5 5.Asian Metal Copyright12% MoM and down by 3.Asian Metal Copyright80% YoY; that in other area was 38.Asian Metal Copyright80% YoY; that in other area was 38.Asian Metal Copyright17%, up by 0.Asian Metal Copyright4%, down by 9.Asian Metal Copyright71% YoY and up 28.Asian Metal Copyright60% MoM, down by 5.Asian Metal Copyright3 Guizhou Jinyi stopped brown fused alumina production A major brown fused alumina producer in Guizhou, Guizhou Jinyi Abrasive Materials Co.Asian Metal Copyright76% YoY.

    Chinese white fused alumina producers' operating rates by province from May 2022 to May 2023


    5.2.Asian Metal Copyright 8.Asian Metal Copyright2 Chinese white fused alumina producers' output down by 0.56% MoM in May
    In May 2023, Chinese white fused alumina producers' output was 79,400t, down by 0.56% MoM and down by 1.Asian Metal Copyright Price trend of brown fused alumina 95%min F36 FOB China from 2023-04-01 to 2023-05-31 USDt 3.Asian Metal Copyright12% YoY.

    Chinese white fused alumina producers' output from May 2022 to May 2023


    In May 2023, the white fused alumina producers' output in Henan was 52,200t, up by 0.28% MoM and up by 2.Asian Metal Copyright42% YoY.Asian Metal Copyright35% YoY; that in Shandong was 25,200t, down by 0.Asian Metal Copyright3 White fused alumina 99%min 1-3mm EXW China By the end of May, the mainstream prices of white fused alumina 99%min 1-3mm stood at RMB4,330-4,430t USD608-622t Inc-VAT EXW DP, down by RMB70t USD10t MoM.Asian Metal Copyright39% MoM and down by 6.Asian Metal Copyright The average price was USD1,034.Asian Metal Copyright67% YoY; that in other area was 2,000t, down by 20% MoM and up by 15% YoY.

    Chinese white fused alumina producers' output by province from May 2022 to May 2023 (t)


    5.2.Asian Metal Copyright08% MoM and up by 1.Asian Metal Copyright3 Chinese white fused alumina producers' inventory up by 3.27% MoM in May
    In May 2023, Chinese white fused alumina producers' inventory was 49,600t, up by 3.27% MoM and up by 43.Asian Metal Copyright The average price was USD1,034.Asian Metal Copyright35% YoY.

    Chinese white fused alumina producers' inventory from May 2022 to May 2023 (t)


    In May 2023, the white fused alumina producers' inventory in Henan was 32,500t, up by 3.07% MoM and up by 27.Asian Metal Copyright3 White fused alumina 99%min 1-3mm EXW China 3 3.Asian Metal Copyright95% YoY; that in Shandong was 15,300t, up by 0.Asian Metal Copyright3 White fused alumina 99%min 1-3mm FOB China 4 3.Asian Metal Copyright65% MoM and up by 86.Asian Metal Copyright55mt, USD1,313.Asian Metal Copyright58% YoY; that in other area was 1,800t, up by 38.Asian Metal Copyright4%, down by 9.Asian Metal Copyright46% MoM and up by 80% YoY.

    Chinese white fused alumina producers' inventory by province from
    May 2022 to May 2023 (t)


    6 Custom Statistics

    6.1 China's brown fused alumina export volume grew 28.36% MoM in Apr 2023
    In Apr 2023, China exported 41,137.06mt of brown fused alumina, 46,072.Asian Metal Copyright55mt, USD1,313.Asian Metal Copyright76mt in the same period last year and 32,048.Asian Metal Copyright2.Asian Metal Copyright34mt in the previous month, down 10.Asian Metal Copyright2.Asian Metal Copyright71% YoY and up 28.Asian Metal Copyright06mt of brown fused alumina, 46,072.Asian Metal Copyright36% MoM.
    In Apr 2023, China exported USD42,558,321.00 worth of brown fused alumina, USD60,498,525.Asian Metal Copyright6%.Asian Metal Copyright00 in the same period last year and USD62,339,422.Asian Metal Copyright34mt of white fused alumina, 42,882.Asian Metal Copyright00 in the previous month, down 29.Asian Metal Copyright76mt in the same period last year and 32,048.Asian Metal Copyright65% YoY and down 31.Asian Metal Copyright2.Asian Metal Copyright73% MoM.Asian Metal Copyright7 Grinding Wheel Co.Asian Metal Copyright The average price was USD1,034.55/mt, USD1,313.11/mt in the same period last year and USD1,945.17/mt in the previous month.
    In Jan-Apr 2023, China exported a total of 136,422.85mt of brown fused alumina, 139,937.Asian Metal Copyright2 Brown fused alumina 95%min F36 EXW China In late May, the mainstream prices of Chinese brown fused alumina 95%min F36 stood at RMB5,000-5,200t USD702-730t Inc-VAT EXW DP, down by RMB200t USD28t MoM.Asian Metal Copyright25mt in the same period last year, down 2.Asian Metal Copyright1.Asian Metal Copyright51% YoY.

    China's export volume of brown fused alumina in previous 13 months

    China's export price of brown fused alumina in previous 13 months


    In Apr 2023, the top three export destinations of brown fused alumina for China were United States, Japan and Malaysia.
    China exported 12,538.70mt of brown fused alumina to United States, 10,778.Asian Metal Copyright33% YoY and up 794.Asian Metal Copyright75mt in the same period last year and 1,401.Asian Metal Copyright71% YoY and up 28.Asian Metal Copyright44mt in the previous month, up 16.Asian Metal Copyright Chinese white fused alumina producers' inventory from May 2022 to May 2023 t In May 2023, the white fused alumina producers' inventory in Henan was 32,500t, up by 3.Asian Metal Copyright33% YoY and up 794.Asian Metal Copyright The average price was USD902.Asian Metal Copyright70% MoM.Asian Metal Copyright Price trend of brown fused alumina 95%min F36 FOB China from 2023-04-01 to 2023-05-31 USDt 3.Asian Metal Copyright The average price was USD736.17/mt, USD667.12/mt in the same period last year and USD707.82/mt in the previous month, up 10.Asian Metal Copyright Chinese white fused alumina producers' inventory by province from May 2022 to May 2023 t 6 Custom Statistics 6.Asian Metal Copyright34% YoY and up 3.Asian Metal Copyright Efforts will also be made in providing more medium- and long-term loans towards manufacturing to realize high-quality growth of the sector.Asian Metal Copyright95% MoM.
    China exported 4,618.89mt of brown fused alumina to Japan, 3,043.Asian Metal Copyright The average price was USD1,139.Asian Metal Copyright27mt in the same period last year and 4,521.Asian Metal Copyright65% YoY; that in Shandong was 30.Asian Metal Copyright75mt in the previous month, up 51.Asian Metal Copyright29 billion, a year-on-year increase of 26.Asian Metal Copyright77% YoY and up 2.Asian Metal Copyright Owing to the reduced domestic prices and the weak Market demand, most exporters cut their prices.Asian Metal Copyright15% MoM.Asian Metal Copyright "We halted production in early May due to sluggish market demand after a short resumption of production in early April", a source from the company claimed, noting that they produced about 1,000t in the past month but stopped immediately facing the terrible sales.Asian Metal Copyright The average price was USD1,152.04/mt, USD1,953.35/mt in the same period last year and USD1,510.53/mt in the previous month, down 41.Asian Metal Copyright3 Guizhou Jinyi stopped brown fused alumina production 5 5 Producer Statistics 5 5.Asian Metal Copyright01% YoY and down 23.Asian Metal Copyright3 Chinese brown fused alumina producers' inventory down by 7.Asian Metal Copyright76% MoM.
    China exported 3,161.75mt of brown fused alumina to Malaysia, 222.Asian Metal Copyright In Apr 2023, China exported USD35,544,080.Asian Metal Copyright50mt in the same period last year and 2,146.Asian Metal Copyright Contents 1 Market Highlights 3 2 Economy and Policy 3 3 Market Movement 3 3.Asian Metal Copyright81mt in the previous month, up 1,321.Asian Metal Copyright2.Asian Metal Copyright01% YoY and up 47.Asian Metal Copyright Considering the low prices pressure from Chinese competitors, most Indian producers cut their prices this week to maintain sales.Asian Metal Copyright28% MoM.Asian Metal Copyright1 China's brown fused alumina export volume grew 28.Asian Metal Copyright The average price was USD537.09/mt, USD2,196.18/mt in the same period last year and USD1,121.40/mt in the previous month, down 75.Asian Metal Copyright1 Chinese white fused alumina producers' operating rate down by 0.Asian Metal Copyright55% YoY and down 52.Asian Metal Copyright, Ltd.Asian Metal Copyright10% MoM.

    China's export volume of brown fused alumina to top three countries in previous 13 months


    China's export price of brown fused alumina to top three countries in previous 13 months


    6.2 China's white fused alumina export volume decreased 27.29% YoY in Apr 2023
    In Apr 2023, China exported 31,181.34mt of white fused alumina, 42,882.Asian Metal Copyright3.Asian Metal Copyright92mt in the same period last year and 35,942.Asian Metal Copyright07% MoM.Asian Metal Copyright05mt in the previous month, down 27.Asian Metal Copyright06mt of brown fused alumina, 46,072.Asian Metal Copyright29% YoY and down 13.Asian Metal Copyright We closed no deal in the past month and even don't receive any inquiries", a source from the company stated, noting that they produced about only 500t in April.Asian Metal Copyright25% MoM.
    In Apr 2023, China exported USD35,544,080.00 worth of white fused alumina, USD59,000,936.Asian Metal Copyright7 Grinding Wheel Co.Asian Metal Copyright00 in the same period last year and USD54,068,143.Asian Metal Copyright01% YoY and up 47.Asian Metal Copyright00 in the previous month, down 39.Asian Metal Copyright3 White fused alumina 99%min 1-3mm FOB China By the end of May, the export prices of Chinese white fused alumina 99%min 1-3mm increased to USD620-640t FOB China, down by USD10t MoM.Asian Metal Copyright76% YoY and down 34.Asian Metal Copyright56% MoM and down by 1.Asian Metal Copyright26% MoM.Asian Metal Copyright2 Chinese brown fused alumina producers' output down by 3.Asian Metal Copyright The average price was USD1,139.92/mt, USD1,375.86/mt in the same period last year and USD1,504.31/mt in the previous month.
    In Jan-Apr 2023, China exported a total of 117,790.83mt of white fused alumina, 133,655.Asian Metal Copyright China exported 3,487.Asian Metal Copyright65mt in the same period last year, down 11.Asian Metal Copyright 2.Asian Metal Copyright87% YoY.

    China's export volume of white fused alumina in previous 13 months


    China's export price of white fused alumina in previous 13 months


    In Apr 2023, the top three export destinations of white fused alumina for China were India, Turkey and Japan.
    China exported 3,581.80mt of white fused alumina to India, 3,426.Asian Metal Copyright3 Brown fused alumina 95%min 1-3mm in Warehouse Rotterdam In late May, the mainstream prices of European brown fused alumina 95%min 1-3mm stood at EUR705-755t TT 30 days in Warehouses Rotterdam, down by EUR35t MoM.Asian Metal Copyright54mt in the same period last year and 2,958.Asian Metal Copyright1 Chinese brown fused alumina producers' statistics 5 5.Asian Metal Copyright87mt in the previous month, up 4.Asian Metal Copyright2 Brown fused alumina 95%min F36 FOB China In late May, the mainstream export prices of Chinese brown fused alumina F36 stayed at USD720-740t FOB China, down by USD40t MoM.Asian Metal Copyright53% YoY and up 21.Asian Metal Copyright29% YoY in Apr 2023 In Apr 2023, China exported 31,181.Asian Metal Copyright05% MoM.Asian Metal Copyright Chinese brown fused alumina producers' operating rate from May 2022 to May 2023 t In May 2023, the operation rate of producers in Henan was 20.Asian Metal Copyright The average price was USD902.19/mt, USD1,840.15/mt in the same period last year and USD981.62/mt in the previous month, down 50.Asian Metal Copyright2 Brown fused alumina 95%min F36 FOB China 4 3.Asian Metal Copyright98% YoY and down 8.Asian Metal Copyright Based on the declined prices from Chinese suppliers and weak demand, most suppliers in European lower their prices this month.Asian Metal Copyright15% MoM.
    China exported 3,487.00mt of white fused alumina to Turkey, 5,003.Asian Metal Copyright 8.Asian Metal Copyright85mt in the same period last year and 2,655.Asian Metal Copyright According to NDRC, new efforts will be put in place to stabilize and expand investment in manufacturing.Asian Metal Copyright50mt in the previous month, down 30.Asian Metal Copyright "We halted production in early May due to sluggish market demand after a short resumption of production in early April", a source from the company claimed, noting that they produced about 1,000t in the past month but stopped immediately facing the terrible sales.Asian Metal Copyright31% YoY and up 31.Asian Metal Copyright58% YoY; that in other area was 1,800t, up by 38.Asian Metal Copyright31% MoM.Asian Metal Copyright3 White fused alumina 99%min 1-3mm FOB China 4 3.Asian Metal Copyright The average price was USD922.92/mt, USD955.19/mt in the same period last year and USD1,419.31/mt in the previous month, down 3.Asian Metal Copyright67% YoY; that in other area was 2,000t, down by 20% MoM and up by 15% YoY.Asian Metal Copyright35% YoY and down 34.Asian Metal Copyright12mt in the same period last year and USD707.Asian Metal Copyright95% MoM.
    China exported 3,180.90mt of white fused alumina to Japan, 2,321.Asian Metal Copyright The average price was USD1,034.Asian Metal Copyright14mt in the same period last year and 4,030.Asian Metal Copyright70mt of brown fused alumina to United States, 10,778.Asian Metal Copyright28mt in the previous month, up 37.Asian Metal Copyright China exported 4,618.Asian Metal Copyright04% YoY and down 21.Asian Metal Copyright2.Asian Metal Copyright07% MoM.Asian Metal Copyright87% YoY.Asian Metal Copyright The average price was USD1,248.85/mt, USD2,452.23/mt in the same period last year and USD1,765.31/mt in the previous month, down 49.Asian Metal Copyright97% MoM and up by 8.Asian Metal Copyright06% YoY and down 29.Asian Metal Copyright In Apr 2023, China exported USD42,558,321.Asian Metal Copyright24% MoM.

    China's export volume of white fused alumina to top three countries in previous 13 months


    China's export price of white fused alumina to top three countries in previous 13 months



    7 Relevant Industry News

    7.1 Caustic calcined bauxite
    The light burn calcined bauxite Al2O3 85%min prices stood firm in the past month, which lead to the stable production costs of brown fused alumina.

    7.2 Alumina Powder
    The price of alumina Al2O3 98.5%min Na2O 0.Asian Metal Copyright2 Jinlv Refractory suspended white fused alumina production 5 4.Asian Metal Copyright3%max stood stable in the past month, which supported the firm prices of white fused alumina.

    7.3 Carbon electrode
    Discouraged by the prices decline of petroleum coke, the mainstream prices moved down in the past month.

    8 Market Outlook for Next Month

    8.1 Chinese Market

    8.1.1 Brown fused alumina 95%min 1-3mm EXW China
    As the Market prices already decreased close to production cost line, most producers already cut or even halted production rather than lowering their prices further next month.

    8.1.2 Brown fused alumina 95%min F36 EXW China
    As the Market prices already dropped close to production cost line, most producers already decreased or even suspended production instead of cutting their prices further.

    8.1.3 White fused alumina 99%min 1-3mm EXW China
    As the alumina price keep stable, most producers would firm their prices next month.

    8.1.4 White fused alumina 99%min F36 EXW China
    As the alumina price keep steady, most producers would hold their prices firm next month.

    8.2 Chinese Export Market

    8.2.1 Brown fused alumina 95%min 1-3mm FOB China
    Considering the stabilized domestic prices, the export prices would increase next month.

    8.2.2 Brown fused alumina 95%min F36 FOB China
    Given the flattened domestic prices, the export prices would rise next month.

    8.2.3 White fused alumina 99%min 1-3mm FOB China
    Considering the steady domestic prices, the export prices would move up next month.

    8.2.4 White fused alumina 99%min F36 FOB China
    Considering the stable domestic prices, the export prices would go up next month.

    8.3 International Market

    8.3.1 Brown fused alumina 95%min 1-3mm EXW India
    Though the prices in Chinese Market decreased, most Indian producers still intend to keep their prices firm based on firm production cost and no inventory pressure.

    8.3.2 Brown fused alumina 95%min F36 EXW India
    Though the prices in Chinese Market decreased, most Indian producers still intend to keep their prices firm based on firm production cost and no inventory pressure.

    8.3.3 Brown fused alumina 95%min 1-3mm in Warehouse Rotterdam
    Based on the stable prices in Chinese export Market, the prices in Europe would keep stable next month.

    8.3.4 White fused alumina 99%min 1-3mm in Warehouse Rotterdam
    Based on firm prices in Chinese export Market, the prices in Europe would stay steady next month.



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