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  • Monthly Fused Alumina Market Report Jul 2023

    2023-08-14 08:46:31   【Print】
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    Contents

    1 Market Highlights 2
    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 3
    3.2.1 Brown fused alumina 95%min 1-3mm FOB China 3
    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 Chengqian cut brown fused alumina production 5
    4.2 Shangjie Fengyuan suspended white fused alumina production 5
    4.3 Chiping Haoxin resumed white fused alumina production 5
    5 Producer Statistics 5
    5.1 Chinese brown fused alumina producers' statistics 5
    5.1.Asian Metal Copyright2.Asian Metal Copyright2 Chinese brown fused alumina producers' output down by 6.99% MoM in July 6
    5.1.Asian Metal Copyright Price trend of brown fused alumina 95%min 1-3mm in Warehouse Rotterdam from 2023-06-01 to 2023-07-30 EURt 3.Asian Metal Copyright3 Chinese brown fused alumina producers' inventory up by 6.17% MoM in July 6
    5.2 Chinese white fused alumina producers' statistics 6
    5.2.Asian Metal Copyright78%, down by 1.Asian Metal Copyright1 Chinese white fused alumina producers' operating rate down by 0.03% MoM in July 6
    5.2.Asian Metal Copyright 8.Asian Metal Copyright3 Chinese white fused alumina producers' inventory up by 3.18% MoM in July 7
    6 Custom Statistics 7
    6.1 China's brown fused alumina export volume fell 31.23% YoY in Jun 2023 7
    7 Relevant Industry News 8
    8 Market Outlook for Next Month 8
    8.1 Chinese Market 8
    8.1.1 Brown fused alumina 95%min 1-3mm EXW China 8
    8.1.2 Brown fused alumina 95%min F36 EXW China 8
    8.1.3 White fused alumina 99%min 1-3mm EXW China 9
    8.1.4 White fused alumina 99%min F36 EXW China 9
    8.2 Chinese Export Market 9
    8.2.1 Brown fused alumina 95%min 1-3mm FOB China 9
    8.2.2 Brown fused alumina 95%min F36 FOB China 9
    8.2.3 White fused alumina 99%min 1-3mm FOB China 9
    8.2.4 White fused alumina 99%min F36 FOB China 9
    8.3 International Market 9
    8.3.1 Brown fused alumina 95%min 1-3mm EXW India 9
    8.3.2 Brown fused alumina 95%min F36 EXW India 9
    8.3.3 Brown fused alumina 95%min 1-3mm in Warehouse Rotterdam 9
    8.3.4 White fused alumina 99%min 1-3mm in Warehouse Rotterdam 9
















































    1 Market Highlights

    Brown fused alumina:
    Despite the sluggish market demand, given the firm production costs, most producers firm their prices this month.

    Though the weak market demand, owing to the firm domestic prices, most exporters firm their prices.

    Considering the stable prices 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:
    Given the increased alumina prices, most producers lift their prices this month.

    Most exporters lift their prices on basis of the lifted domestic prices, though the weak market demand.

    Based on the increased prices from Chinese suppliers, though the weak demand, most suppliers in European lift 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 July 17. According to NDRC, new efforts will be put in place to stabilize and expand investment in manufacturing.Asian Metal Copyright91mt of brown fused alumina to South Korea, 2,985.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 China H1 foreign trade exceeds 20 trillion yuan for first time
    China's total goods imports and exports volume rose by 2.1% year-on-year to 20.Asian Metal Copyright1.Asian Metal Copyright1 trillion yuan (2.Asian Metal Copyright3.Asian Metal Copyright81 trillion U.Asian Metal Copyright2 Brown fused alumina 95%min F36 EXW China In late July, the mainstream prices of Chinese brown fused alumina 95%min F36 stood at RMB5,000-5,200t USD691-719t Inc-VAT EXW DP, unchanged MoM.Asian Metal CopyrightS.Asian Metal Copyright2.Asian Metal Copyright dollars) in the first half of 2023, and it is the first time the country's foreign trade volume exceeded the 20 trillion yuan mark in the January-June period, according to the General Administration of Customs.Asian Metal Copyright Though the weak market demand, given the lifted domestic prices, most exporters lift their prices.Asian Metal Copyright In the first six months, China's exports hit 11.Asian Metal Copyright2 Brown fused alumina 95%min F36 FOB China 9 8.Asian Metal Copyright46 trillion yuan (1.Asian Metal Copyright43% YoY; that in Shandong was 35.Asian Metal Copyright6 trillion U.Asian Metal Copyright84% MoM and up by 47.Asian Metal CopyrightS.Asian Metal Copyright1.Asian Metal Copyright dollars), up by 3.Asian Metal Copyright3 Brown fused alumina 95%min 1-3mm in Warehouse Rotterdam 9 8.Asian Metal Copyright7% YoY, while imports slightly declined by 0.Asian Metal Copyright2 Brown fused alumina 95%min F36 FOB China In late July, the mainstream export prices of Chinese brown fused alumina F36 stayed at USD700-720t FOB China, down by USD20t MoM.Asian Metal Copyright1% YoY to 8.Asian Metal Copyright69mt in the previous month, down 68.Asian Metal Copyright64 trillion yuan (1.Asian Metal Copyright2.Asian Metal Copyright21 trillion U.Asian Metal Copyright3.Asian Metal CopyrightS.Asian Metal Copyright6% YoY; that in other area was 1,600t, unchanged MoM and up by 14.Asian Metal Copyright dollars).

    3 Market Movement

    3.1 Chinese Market

    By the end of July, the mainstream prices of Chinese brown fused alumina 95%min 1-3mm stood at RMB4,500-4,700/t (USD622-649/t) Inc-VAT EXW D/A 180 days, unchanged MoM. Despite the sluggish market demand, given the firm production costs, most producers firm their prices this month.

    Prices of brown fused alumina 95%min 1-3mm EXW China from 2023-06-01 to 2023-07-30 (RMB/t)


    3.1.2 Brown fused alumina 95%min F36 EXW China
    In late July, the mainstream prices of Chinese brown fused alumina 95%min F36 stood at RMB5,000-5,200/t (USD691-719/t) Inc-VAT EXW D/P, unchanged MoM. Despite the sluggish market demand, given the firm production costs, most producers firm their prices this month.

    Prices of brown fused alumina 95%min F36 EXW China from 2023-06-01 to 2023-07-30 (RMB/t)


    3.1.3 White fused alumina 99%min 1-3mm EXW China
    By the end of July, the mainstream prices of white fused alumina 99%min 1-3mm stood at RMB4,300-4,400/t (USD596-610/t) Inc-VAT EXW D/P, up by RMB50/t (USD7/t) MoM. Given the high production costs, most producers, despite the sluggish Market demand, lift their prices this month.


    Prices of white fused alumina 99%min 1-3mm EXW China from 2023-06-01 to 2023-07-30 (RMB/t)


    3.1.4 White fused alumina 99%min F36 EXW China
    In late July, the mainstream prices of Chinese white fused alumina 99%min F36 stayed at RMB4,700-4,900/t (USD650-677/t) Inc-VAT EXW D/P, up by RMB100/t (USD14/t) MoM. Given the firm production costs, though the sluggish Market demand, most producers lift their prices this month.

    Prices of white fused alumina 99%min F36 EXW China from 2023-06-01 to 2023-07-30 (RMB/t)


    3.2 Chinese Export Market

    3.2.1 Brown fused alumina 95%min 1-3mm FOB China
    By the end of July, the mainstream export prices of Chinese brown fused alumina 95%min 1-3mm stood at USD640-660/t Ex-VAT FOB China, down by USD10/t MoM. Owing to the weak market demand, though the firm domestic prices, most exporters cut their prices.

    Price trend of brown fused alumina 95%min 1-3mm FOB China from 2023-06-01 to 2023-07-30 (USD/t)


    3.2.2 Brown fused alumina 95%min F36 FOB China
    In late July, the mainstream export prices of Chinese brown fused alumina F36 stayed at USD700-720/t FOB China, down by USD20/t MoM. Owing to the weak market demand, though the firm domestic prices, most exporters cut their prices.

    Price trend of brown fused alumina 95%min F36 FOB China from 2023-06-01 to 2023-07-30 (USD/t)


    3.2.3 White fused alumina 99%min 1-3mm FOB China
    By the end of July, the export prices of Chinese white fused alumina 99%min 1-3mm increased to USD605-625/t FOB China, up by USD5/t MoM. Though the weak market demand, given the lifted domestic prices, most exporters lift their prices.

    Price trend of white fused alumina 99%min 1-3mm FOB China from 2023-06-01 to 2023-07-30 (USD/t)


    3.2.4 White fused alumina 99%min F36 FOB China

    In late July, the mainstream export prices of Chinese white fused alumina 99%min F36 stayed at USD660-680/t FOB China, up by USD10/t MoM. Though the weak market demand, given the lifted domestic prices, most exporters lift their prices.

    Price trend of white fused alumina 99%min F36 FOB China from 2023-06-01 to 2023-07-30 (USD/t)


    3.3 International Market

    3.3.1 Brown fused alumina 95%min 1-3mm EXW India
    By the end of July, the mainstream prices of brown fused alumina 95%min 1-3mm in Indian Market stayed at INR74,000-75,000/t Inc-VAT EXW T/T 45 days, down by INR4,000/t from late last week. Considering the lower prices from Chinese competitors, most Indian producers cut their prices this month to maintain sales.

    Price trend of brown fused alumina 95%min 1-3mm EXW India from 2023-06-01 to 2023-07-30 (INR/t)


    3.3.2 Brown fused alumina 95%min F36 EXW India
    By the end of July, the mainstream prices of brown fused alumina 95%min F36 in Indian Market stood at INR75,000-76,000/t Inc-VAT EXW T/T 45 days, down by INR4,000/t from late last week. Considering the lower prices from Chinese competitors, most Indian producers cut their prices this month to maintain sales.

    Price trend of brown fused alumina 95%min F36 EXW India from 2023-06-01 to 2023-07-30 (INR/t)


    3.3.3 Brown fused alumina 95%min 1-3mm in Warehouse Rotterdam
    In late July, the mainstream prices of European brown fused alumina 95%min 1-3mm stood at EUR680-730/t T/T 30 days in Warehouses Rotterdam, down by EUR10/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 2023-06-01 to 2023-07-30 (EUR/t)


    3.3.4 White fused alumina 99%min 1-3mm in Warehouse Rotterdam
    By the end of July, the mainstream prices of white fused alumina 99%min 1-3mm hovered at EUR645-695/t in Warehouse Rotterdam, up EUR5/t MoM. Based on the increased prices from Chinese suppliers, most suppliers in European lift their prices this month.

    Price trend of white fused alumina 95%min 1-3mm in warehouse Rotterdam from 2023-06-01 to 2023-07-30 (EUR/t)


    4 Company news

    4.1 Guizhou Chengqian cut brown fused alumina production
    A major brown fused alumina producer in Guizhou, Guizhou Chengqian Minerals Co., Ltd.Asian Metal Copyright09% MoM and down by 4.Asian Metal Copyright cut their production since early this month, expecting an output of nearly 500t this month, down by 50% MoM.Asian Metal Copyright21 trillion U.Asian Metal Copyright They had two furnaces in operation before July, while because of terrible sales and high inventory volume, they currently have only one furnace in operation since July, a source from the company disclosed, adding that they plan to produce about 500t this month, nearly half from last month.Asian Metal Copyright 8.Asian Metal Copyright The company has a production capacity of 50,000tpy, and produced about 15,000t in 2022, while they only produced about 4,600t so far this year in light of the slack sales.Asian Metal Copyright61% MoM.Asian Metal Copyright At the moment, they have an inventory of nearly 2,000t.

    4.2 Shangjie Fengyuan suspended white fused alumina production
    Shangjie Fengyuan White Fused Alumina Co., Ltd.Asian Metal Copyright16% YoY.Asian Metal Copyright is a white fused alumina producer in Henan.Asian Metal Copyright In Jan-Jun 2023, China exported a total of 206,439.Asian Metal Copyright They stopped their white fused alumina production a week ago because of the dormant downstream market demand, and they produced only 100t in this month.Asian Metal Copyright28mt in the previous month, down 31.Asian Metal Copyright Due to the slack sales and thin profit, we had to stop production and close our factory to control costs.Asian Metal Copyright64 trillion yuan 1.Asian Metal Copyright We could not lower our price further based on high production costs, an insider from the company revealed, noting that they have no plan to resume in short time and decide to rent out their factory.Asian Metal Copyright2.Asian Metal Copyright They had an output of only 100t this month.Asian Metal Copyright45% YoY.Asian Metal Copyright With an annual production capacity of 30,000t, they produced about 15,000t in the previous year, and they produced about 4,000t so far in 2023 because of the sluggish demand.Asian Metal Copyright43% YoY; that in Shandong was 35.Asian Metal Copyright Currently they hold around 600t in stock.

    4.3 Chiping Haoxin resumed white fused alumina production
    A major white fused alumina producer in China, Chiping Haoxin Industry Co., Ltd.Asian Metal Copyright1 Guizhou Chengqian cut brown fused alumina production 5 4.Asian Metal Copyright, resumed production since early July, expecting to produce around 2,000t this month.Asian Metal Copyright44% MoM and up by 3.Asian Metal Copyright We suspended for about a half month since mid-June because of the extremely sluggish market demand.Asian Metal Copyright63mt of brown fused alumina to Japan, 4,851.Asian Metal Copyright But given the slightly recovering demand in July, we resumed production early this month, a source from the company disclosed, adding that they only sold about 1,000t in June but already sold out about 700t so far this month.Asian Metal Copyright1.Asian Metal Copyright They plan to produce about 2,000t in July with two furnaces on.Asian Metal Copyright23% YoY and down 4.Asian Metal Copyright With a production capacity of 250,000tpy, the company produced about 51,000t in 2022 and produced about only 10,000t so far this year.Asian Metal CopyrightS.Asian Metal Copyright Currently they keep an inventory of nearly 800t.

    5 Producer Statistics

    5.1 Chinese brown fused alumina producers' statistics

    5.1.Asian Metal Copyright 4.Asian Metal Copyright1 Chinese brown fused alumina producers' operating rate down by 1.74% MoM in July
    In July 2023, China's operating rate of brown fused alumina producers was 23.11%, down by 1.Asian Metal Copyright12% YoY; that in Shandong was 22,200t, up by 7.Asian Metal Copyright74% MoM and up by 0.Asian Metal Copyright With a production capacity of 250,000tpy, the company produced about 51,000t in 2022 and produced about only 10,000t so far this year.Asian Metal Copyright55% YoY.

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


    In July 2023, the operation rate of producers in Henan was 18.92%, down by 2.Asian Metal Copyright55% YoY and down 28.Asian Metal Copyright44% MoM and up by 3.Asian Metal Copyright According to NDRC, new efforts will be put in place to stabilize and expand investment in manufacturing.Asian Metal Copyright28% YoY; that in Guizhou was 17.Asian Metal Copyright According to NDRC, new efforts will be put in place to stabilize and expand investment in manufacturing.Asian Metal Copyright78%, down by 1.Asian Metal Copyright2 Chinese brown fused alumina producers' output down by 6.Asian Metal Copyright25% MoM and down by 3.Asian Metal Copyright White fused alumina: Given the increased alumina prices, most producers lift their prices this month.Asian Metal Copyright74% YoY; that in Shanxi was 36.Asian Metal Copyright4%, unchanged MoM, down by 5.Asian Metal Copyright32%, down by 1.Asian Metal Copyright 8.Asian Metal Copyright45% MoM and down by 9.Asian Metal Copyright1.Asian Metal Copyright71% YoY; that in other area was 43.Asian Metal Copyright2 Shangjie Fengyuan suspended white fused alumina production Shangjie Fengyuan White Fused Alumina Co.Asian Metal Copyright24%, up by 9.Asian Metal Copyright1.Asian Metal Copyright18% MoM and down by 22.Asian Metal Copyright3 White fused alumina 99%min 1-3mm EXW China 3 3.Asian Metal Copyright16% YoY.

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


    5.1.Asian Metal Copyright Currently they hold around 600t in stock.Asian Metal Copyright2 Chinese brown fused alumina producers' output down by 6.99% MoM in July
    In July 2023, Chinese brown fused alumina producers' output was 65,200t, down by 6.99% MoM and down by 0.Asian Metal Copyright1 Guizhou Chengqian cut brown fused alumina production A major brown fused alumina producer in Guizhou, Guizhou Chengqian Minerals Co.Asian Metal Copyright45% YoY.

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


    In July 2023, the output in Henan was 26,400t, down by 11.40% MoM and up by 12.Asian Metal Copyright06% MoM and up by 3.Asian Metal Copyright34% YoY; that in Guizhou was 14,300t, down by 6.Asian Metal Copyright3.Asian Metal Copyright53% MoM and down by 12.Asian Metal Copyright Based on the increased prices from Chinese suppliers, most suppliers in European lift their prices this month.Asian Metal Copyright33% YoY; that in other area was 12,000t, unchanged MoM and down by 29.Asian Metal Copyright According to NDRC, new efforts will be put in place to stabilize and expand investment in manufacturing.Asian Metal Copyright41% YoY; that in Shanxi was 12,500t, down by 3.Asian Metal Copyright07%, down by 0.Asian Metal Copyright84% MoM and up by 47.Asian Metal Copyright7% YoY, while imports slightly declined by 0.Asian Metal Copyright05% YoY.

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

    5.1.Asian Metal Copyright4 White fused alumina 99%min F36 FOB China 9 8.Asian Metal Copyright3 Chinese brown fused alumina producers' inventory up by 6.17% MoM in July
    In July2023, Chinese brown fused alumina producers' inventory was 114,300t, down by 2.05% MoM and up by 4.Asian Metal Copyright With a production capacity of 250,000tpy, the company produced about 51,000t in 2022 and produced about only 10,000t so far this year.Asian Metal Copyright00% YoY.

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


    In July 2023, the brown fused alumina producers' inventory in Henan was 40,700t, down by 1.69% MoM and up by 21.Asian Metal Copyright Though the weak market demand, owing to the firm domestic prices, most exporters firm their prices.Asian Metal Copyright85% YoY; that in Guizhou was 35,100t, down by 3.Asian Metal Copyright 2 Economy and Policy 2.Asian Metal Copyright30% MoM and up by 1.Asian Metal CopyrightS.Asian Metal Copyright73% YoY; that in Shanxi was 17,000t, unchanged MoM and down by 15% YoY; that in other area was 21,500t, up by 2.Asian Metal Copyright2 Chinese white fused alumina producers' output down by 0.Asian Metal Copyright27% MoM, up by 2.Asian Metal Copyright Based on the increased prices from Chinese suppliers, though the weak demand, most suppliers in European lift their prices this month.Asian Metal Copyright27% YoY.

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


    5.2 Chinese white fused alumina producers' statistics

    5.2.Asian Metal Copyright07%, down by 0.Asian Metal Copyright1 Chinese white fused alumina producers' operating rate down by 0.03% MoM in July
    In July 2023, Chinese white fused alumina producers' operating rate was 37.77%, down by 0.Asian Metal Copyright17% MoM in July In July2023, Chinese brown fused alumina producers' inventory was 114,300t, down by 2.Asian Metal Copyright03% MoM and down by 1.Asian Metal Copyright The average price was USD1,003.Asian Metal Copyright4% YoY.

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


    In July 2023, the operating rate of white fused alumina producers in Henan was 39.07%, down by 0.Asian Metal Copyright1 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.Asian Metal Copyright09% MoM and down by 4.Asian Metal Copyright Currently they hold around 600t in stock.Asian Metal Copyright43% YoY; that in Shandong was 35.Asian Metal Copyright3 Chiping Haoxin resumed white fused alumina production 5 5 Producer Statistics 5 5.Asian Metal Copyright84%, up by 0.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 Copyright06% MoM and up by 3.Asian Metal Copyright2.Asian Metal Copyright35% YoY; that in other area was 38.Asian Metal Copyright3 White fused alumina 99%min 1-3mm EXW China 3 3.Asian Metal Copyright4%, unchanged MoM, down by 5.Asian Metal Copyright 3 Market Movement 3.Asian Metal Copyright76% YoY.

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


    5.2.Asian Metal Copyright23% YoY in Jun 2023 7 7 Relevant Industry News 8 8 Market Outlook for Next Month 8 8.Asian Metal Copyright2 Chinese white fused alumina producers' output down by 0.06% MoM in July
    In July 2023, Chinese white fused alumina producers' output was 73,050t, down by 0.06% MoM and down by 0.Asian Metal Copyright, Ltd.Asian Metal Copyright74% YoY.

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


    In July 2023, the white fused alumina producers' output in Henan was 43,600t, down by 0.22% MoM and down by 9.Asian Metal Copyright22% MoM and down by 9.Asian Metal Copyright16% YoY; that in Shandong was 27,450t, down by 0.Asian Metal Copyright They had two furnaces in operation before July, while because of terrible sales and high inventory volume, they currently have only one furnace in operation since July, a source from the company disclosed, adding that they plan to produce about 500t this month, nearly half from last month.Asian Metal Copyright18% MoM and up by 16.Asian Metal Copyright3 Chiping Haoxin resumed white fused alumina production 5 5 Producer Statistics 5 5.Asian Metal Copyright80% YoY; that in other area was 2,000t, unchanged MoM and down by 15% YoY.

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


    5.2.Asian Metal Copyright21 trillion U.Asian Metal Copyright3 Chinese white fused alumina producers' inventory up by 3.18% MoM in July
    In July 2023, Chinese white fused alumina producers' inventory was 64,800t, up by 3.18% MoM and up by 47.Asian Metal Copyright99% MoM and down by 0.Asian Metal Copyright94% YoY.

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


    In July 2023, the white fused alumina producers' inventory in Henan was 41,000t, up by 1.23% MoM and up by 37.Asian Metal Copyright1 Chinese white fused alumina producers' operating rate down by 0.Asian Metal Copyright12% YoY; that in Shandong was 22,200t, up by 7.Asian Metal Copyright The average price was USD1,003.Asian Metal Copyright24% MoM and up by 77.Asian Metal Copyright In Jun 2023, China exported USD28,210,136.Asian Metal Copyright6% YoY; that in other area was 1,600t, unchanged MoM and up by 14.Asian Metal Copyright, Ltd.Asian Metal Copyright28% YoY.

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


    6 Custom Statistics

    6.1 China's brown fused alumina export volume fell 31.23% YoY in Jun 2023
    In Jun 2023, China exported 34,224.21mt of brown fused alumina, 49,763.Asian Metal Copyright 8.Asian Metal Copyright82mt in the same period last year and 35,792.Asian Metal Copyright1.Asian Metal Copyright28mt in the previous month, down 31.Asian Metal Copyright1.Asian Metal Copyright23% YoY and down 4.Asian Metal Copyright1.Asian Metal Copyright38% MoM.
    In Jun 2023, China exported USD28,210,136.00 worth of brown fused alumina, USD81,503,394.Asian Metal Copyright 5 Producer Statistics 5.Asian Metal Copyright00 in the same period last year and USD31,143,391.Asian Metal Copyright1.Asian Metal Copyright00 in the previous month, down 65.Asian Metal Copyright4 White fused alumina 99%min F36 EXW China In late July, the mainstream prices of Chinese white fused alumina 99%min F36 stayed at RMB4,700-4,900t USD650-677t Inc-VAT EXW DP, up by RMB100t USD14t MoM.Asian Metal Copyright39% YoY and down 9.Asian Metal Copyright35mt of brown fused alumina, 234,871.Asian Metal Copyright42% MoM.Asian Metal Copyright China exported 7,678.Asian Metal Copyright The average price was USD824.27/mt, USD1,637.80/mt in the same period last year and USD870.11/mt in the previous month.
    In Jan-Jun 2023, China exported a total of 206,439.35mt of brown fused alumina, 234,871.Asian Metal Copyright Most exporters lift their prices on basis of the lifted domestic prices, though the weak market demand.Asian Metal Copyright74mt in the same period last year, down 12.Asian Metal Copyright51mt in the same period last year and 3,577.Asian Metal Copyright11% 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 Jun 2023, the top three export destinations of brown fused alumina for China were Japan, India and South Korea.
    China exported 7,678.63mt of brown fused alumina to Japan, 4,851.Asian Metal Copyright1 Chinese Market 3 3.Asian Metal Copyright71mt in the same period last year and 6,513.Asian Metal Copyright Chinese white fused alumina producers' output from July 2022 to July 2023 In July 2023, the white fused alumina producers' output in Henan was 43,600t, down by 0.Asian Metal Copyright84mt in the previous month, up 58.Asian Metal Copyright Based on the increased prices from Chinese suppliers, though the weak demand, most suppliers in European lift their prices this month.Asian Metal Copyright27% YoY and up 17.Asian Metal Copyright3 Chiping Haoxin resumed white fused alumina production A major white fused alumina producer in China, Chiping Haoxin Industry Co.Asian Metal Copyright88% MoM.Asian Metal Copyright33% YoY; that in other area was 12,000t, unchanged MoM and down by 29.Asian Metal Copyright The average price was USD798.05/mt, USD2,675.96/mt in the same period last year and USD896.94/mt in the previous month, down 70.Asian Metal Copyright2.Asian Metal Copyright18% YoY and down 11.Asian Metal Copyright05mt, USD2,675.Asian Metal Copyright04% MoM.
    China exported 4,578.46mt of brown fused alumina to India, 3,016.Asian Metal Copyright2 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.Asian Metal Copyright51mt in the same period last year and 3,577.Asian Metal Copyright94mt in the previous month, down 70.Asian Metal Copyright86mt in the previous month, up 51.Asian Metal Copyright3.Asian Metal Copyright78% YoY and up 27.Asian Metal Copyright1 Brown fused alumina 95%min 1-3mm EXW India 9 8.Asian Metal Copyright97% MoM.Asian Metal Copyright Price trend of brown fused alumina 95%min 1-3mm EXW India from 2023-06-01 to 2023-07-30 INRt 3.Asian Metal Copyright The average price was USD928.99/mt, USD1,399.79/mt in the same period last year and USD1,063.32/mt in the previous month, down 33.Asian Metal Copyright Though the weak market demand, given the lifted domestic prices, most exporters lift their prices.Asian Metal Copyright64% YoY and down 12.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 Jun 2023, the top three export destinations of brown fused alumina for China were Japan, India and South Korea.Asian Metal Copyright61% MoM.
    China exported 2,640.91mt of brown fused alumina to South Korea, 2,985.Asian Metal Copyright3 International Market 3.Asian Metal Copyright77mt in the same period last year and 3,688.Asian Metal Copyright Considering the stable prices from Chinese competitors, most Indian producers cut their prices this week to maintain sales.Asian Metal Copyright55mt in the previous month, down 11.Asian Metal Copyright3 White fused alumina 99%min 1-3mm EXW China As the alumina price keep stable, most producers would firm their prices next month.Asian Metal Copyright55% YoY and down 28.Asian Metal Copyright 8.Asian Metal Copyright40% MoM.Asian Metal Copyright4 White fused alumina 99%min F36 EXW China As the alumina price keep steady, most producers would hold their prices firm next month.Asian Metal Copyright The average price was USD1,003.07/mt, USD3,146.37/mt in the same period last year and USD928.69/mt in the previous month, down 68.Asian Metal Copyright37mt in the same period last year and USD928.Asian Metal Copyright12% YoY and up 7.Asian Metal Copyright1 China's brown fused alumina export volume fell 31.Asian Metal Copyright97% 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



    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 Copyright18% MoM in July 7 6 Custom Statistics 7 6.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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