N The Long Run, Indonesia’s Ban On Opening Up Will Inevitably Have An Impact On The Current International Bauxite Supply Pattern
However, in the long run, Indonesia’s ban on opening up will inevitably have an impact on the current international bauxite supply pattern. Since the initial production line design of many alumina plants in China is based on Indonesian bauxite as the main raw material, Indonesia's bauxite mines have advantages in the selection of raw materials. In addition, the most direct impact of Indonesia's bauxite mines returning to China is of course the most vulnerable markets in Malaysia and India. In addition, in West Africa, South America and other regions, the shipping distance is significantly different from that of Indonesia. Once Indonesia exports good ore grades and price concessions, it is likely to affect the supply of bauxite in remote areas such as Guinea and Brazil.