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China graphite exports, imports continue to rise in August

By Albert Li
Published: Thursday, 28 September 2017

Imports of graphite to China have increased massively in 2017 with a large amount of amorphous grade coming from North Korea while an increase in flake imports from Africa marks a shift in the traditional flow of material.

In August, China natural graphite exports increased 10.2% year-on-year (y-o-y) to 32,897 tonnes, while imports, mostly amorphous graphite, increased 50.6% y-o-y to 15,397 tonnes. 

Total exports from January to August increased 45.6% y-o-y to 227,781 tonnes, while imports increased 170.4% y-o-y to 87,076 tonnes, 97% of which...

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