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  • April 2018

    Price briefing April 13-19

    20 April 2018

    Bauxite calcination plants in Shanxi shut on government orders. Market fears rise in prices as Liaoning stops magnesite mining. PRICING NOTICE: Extension of consultation period on proposal to discontinue kyanite prices. European, North American lithium spot markets up; Chinese spot market unchanged. Spherical graphite price grows on tight supply. PRICING NOTICE: Discontinuation of one zircon grade, launching another. Lower Chinese prices push white fused alumina market down. PRICING NOTICE: Extension of consultation period regarding olivine price

  • Showa Denko sets up battery materials subsidiary in China

    19 April 2018

    The Japanese company will supply anode material, carbon nanotubes and other products for use in lithium-ion batteries in China, hoping to seize business opportunities in the leading battery market in Asia.

  • BATTERY MATERIALS CONF: Easpring expects increasing demand for battery materials on NEV expansion

    19 April 2018

    China-based cathode supplier Easpring believes that demand for battery materials will be driven by expansion of the new energy vehicles sector worldwide.

  • Chinese graphite exports, imports rise y-o-y in Feb

    13 April 2018

    Chinese demand for graphite was notably stronger at the beginning of this year than in early 2017, contributing to firm prices, while imports of non-Chinese graphite are increasing significantly.

  • Spherical graphite price grows on tight supply

    13 April 2018

    The price for uncoated spherical graphite in China has increased twice over the course of one month, while demand from overseas buyers has led to a rebound in Chinese export volumes.

  • IM's March Price Movements

    13 April 2018

    IM's monthly price movements.

  • Graphite juniors news in brief, April 4

    04 April 2018

    A brief roundup of notable activity in the graphite industry, with news from Armadale Capital, Alba Mineral Resources, Archer Exploration, Black Rock Mining and Magnis Resources.

  • March 2018

    Concerns raised about supply of battery raw materials

    29 March 2018

    Demand for battery materials will crash into limited supplies soon, at the same time as global carmakers attempt to switch to making electric vehicles.

  • Price Briefing March 16 - 22

    23 March 2018

    China supply uncertainty pushes brown fused-alumina price up; Chinese spherical graphite prices up on tight supply; Chinese lithium carbonate prices soften amid slip in consumption; PRICING NOTICE: Discontinuation of caustic soda prices; Chinese, European seaborne antimony trioxide markets move up slightly; rest of world prices stable; High-grade magnesia prices steady on lack of raw material supply; PRICING NOTICE: Extension of consultation period for proposal to discontinue celestite price

  • Chinese spherical graphite prices up on tight supply

    23 March 2018

    China’s spherical graphite export prices rose alongside rising Chinese domestic prices due to tight supply caused by surging electric vehicle (EV) demand and producers increasing export offers.

  • Chinese spherical graphite exports at seven-year high on surging EV demand

    16 March 2018

    The increase in demand for the material, a major main component in battery anodes, follows a surge in production forecasts for electric vehicles (EVs) by automakers in leading markets including China and Europe.

  • Price Briefing March 9-15

    16 March 2018

    Chinese flake graphite prices stable on slow demand, weak demand weighs on Chinese magnesia market, zircon buyers mull substitution amid Q2 price increases, weak demand weighs on Chinese magnesia market

  • Chinese flake graphite prices stable on slow demand

    16 March 2018

    China’s flake graphite market is in a seasonal first-quarter lull, with prices unchanged and downstream buyers in no hurry to replenish stockpiles.

  • PEOPLE MOVES: Imerys splits chairman, CEO roles, appoints new directors

    14 March 2018

    Imerys has made a number of changes to its management board, with Gilles Michel appointed to chairman of the board while the role of chief executive officer will go to ex-AkzoNobel head of performance coatings, Conrad Keijzer.

  • Graphite juniors news in brief, February 27-March 12

    12 March 2018

    A brief roundup of notable activity in the graphite industry, with news from Magnis Resources, Kibaran Resources, Nouveau Monde Graphite, Alabama Graphite and Black Rock Mining.

  • PDAC 2018: Concerns raised about supply of battery raw materials

    07 March 2018

    Investors at this year’s PDAC convention voiced concerns that the supply of key minerals and metals used to make batteries such as graphite, manganese and cobalt may not be able to keep pace with demand.

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