23 June 2017
A severe supply shortage has lifted fused magnesia prices outside of China; Chinese flake graphite grades post uptick; spot chromite prices fall on lack of Chinese buying; baryte holds unchanged despite heavy rain storm temporarily hitting production in China; antimony trioxide prices under pressure; Chinese producers raise rare earth prices again; ilmenite trading activity slumps leading some to speculate that it could be an end to the rise in prices.
22 June 2017
Prices of large flake and high-carbon material have shown an uptick as producers are concerned with stability of supply in the wake of drought conditions and environmental controls.
21 June 2017
Chinese output rose by almost two percentage points, as did Turkish and Brazilian production. In Europe, only France posted growth.
20 June 2017
Fujian province in the south of China has announced that the city of Sanming will be the centre for development of its graphene industry.
19 June 2017
Western suppliers report rising inflow of enquiries for several graphite grades, while environmental inspections in China are now reaching Shandong province, where many graphite operations are located, with potential consequences on supply.
12 June 2017
The average value of coated and uncoated spherical graphite out of China dipped below the $3,000/tonne mark in April as volumes shipped declined from the record highs seen in March.
08 June 2017
AMG commissioned Ancuabe graphite mine in Mozambique joining other graphite junior producers already in the country.
05 June 2017
A brief roundup of notable activity in the graphite industry, with news from NextSource Materials, Armadale Capital, Hexagon Resources and Great Lakes Graphite.