Prices for synthetic graphite fine have jumped up this week owing to a shortage of the material. Natural graphite prices remain stable.
We have not felt any resistance from customers, a source in the market told IM.
Some electrode plants have started recycling the fine material for electrode production. This has led to a price increase and a shortage of material, the source said, adding that the trend is set to continue.
Harsh weather conditions and shortages in the market have also pushed up prices for barytes in China, India and Morocco this...