Brazil’s year-to-date (YTD) caustic soda production in January 2019 was 110,220 dry metric tons (dmt), a 19 percent increase compared with 92,690 dmt in January 2018, according to Abiclor, the country’s association of chlor-alkali industries.
The Alunorte refinery in Barcarena, Pará state, in northern Brazil, is not likely to return to full alumina production in the near future. The company cut production after heavy rains in early 2018 raised concerns about leakage from retention ponds and potential contamination to surrounding areas.
In this period of uncertainty resulting from the forthcoming Brexit, the members of the European Union are trying to prepare their countries for the worst. Last week, French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced a $56 million “hard Brexit” contingency plan
North American Regional Report Well-established market that experienced good port growth in 2017 – utilisation rising on all coasts There are a number of key gateway ports meeting import-export container demand in North America. Excluding the Mexican Pacific ports