CBIX INDEX WRAP_21 February 2024


Bauxite prices hold post-CNY as headwinds emerge, Guinea dissolves interim government and shuts borders amid rising tensions 7 February – 20 February Highlights As China’s population began trickling back to work following the CNY holiday, bauxite prices hadn’t moved, although underlying sentiment revealed some emerging price…
CBIX INDEX WRAP_7 February 2024


Bauxite prices hold heading into CNY, as Guinean exports fall and protests over the fuel depot explosion continue 31 January – 6 February Note: CBIX will not be published during China’s CNY holiday period from 12th-16th February 2024. We will resume publication on 21st February 2024.
CBIX INDEX WRAP_31 January 2024


Bauxite prices hold, Guinea exports ease, Mytilineos inks deal for alumina refinery in Ghana 24 January – 30 January Highlights With northern China in the grips of a cold winter and the CNY only nine days away, domestic bauxite supply remains chronically short, forcing more Shanxi…
CBIX INDEX WRAP_24 January 2024


GBIX Bx prices rise again despite near record weekly exports, Guinea’s fuel crisis eases, alumina price tailwinds continue 17 January – 23 January Highlights Despite reports to the contrary circulating in China’s bauxite and alumina markets, Guinea is showing no signs of stepping back from hitting new weekly…
CBIX INDEX WRAP_17 January 2024


GBIX bauxite prices hit record high as Guinea fuel shortage spooks China market 11 January – 16 January Highlights Ongoing supply concerns following the December 18 explosion and blaze at Guinea’s major fuel terminal continue to feed market speculation of an impending supply shock in China. In reality,…
CBIX INDEX WRAP_10 January 2024


Bauxite prices edge higher, SHFE alumina futures skyrocket, Guinea fuel shortage starting to bite. 03 January – 10 January Highlights Jitters over Guinean bauxite supply are being compounded by the chronic shortage of domestic supply in China. The result has been another increase in import prices,…
CBIX INDEX WRAP_03 January 2024


Australian bauxite price rise, Guinean bauxite price speculation increases in the wake of fuel depot blaze, meanwhile the country’s bauxite exports power ahead 27 December 2023 – 02 January 2024 Highlights Despite the serious explosion at Guinea’s major petroleum storage terminal in Conakry on December 18,…
CBIX INDEX WRAP_27 December 2023


Fallout from Guinea’s fuel depot fire, China November bauxite imports up, SHFE Alumina Futures up 20 December – 26 December 2023 In this special edition of CBIX, we take a closer look at the fallout from the explosion and subsequent fire at Guinea’s main fuel import…
CBIX INDEX WRAP_20 December 2023


Major explosion at Guinea’s main fuel terminal could push bauxite prices higher, China’s bauxite imports continue at record pace 13 December – 19 December 2023 Highlights The vulnerability of Guinea’s fuel import infrastructure has been exposed by a major explosion and fire at the country’s main…
CBIX INDEX WRAP_13 December 2023


Domestic mines remain closed, freight falls, alumina firms 06 December – 12 December 2023 Highlights A significant number of bauxite mines in Shanxi and Henan in China’s north remain closed, having been shut down on safety and environmental grounds. There are no signs of any imminent…

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