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Graphite pricing news

  • June 2017

    Price briefing 16-22 June

    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.

  • Chinese flake graphite grade posts price uptick

    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.

  • Graphite demand improving as Chinese producers brace for inspections

    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.

  • April 2017

    Chinese flake graphite exports surge but value underperforms

    28 April 2017

    The first quarter of 2017 set a 12-month high for exports of flake graphite out of China although the average unit value continues to decline, while market prices in Europe remain stable.

  • IM Prices May 2017

    27 April 2017

    See article below, from the May issue of Industrial Minerals, for market updates on price movements in various industrial minerals. Minerals featured this month include: lithium, graphite, chromite, alumina, fluorspar, magnesia, antimony trioxide, fluorspar, rare earths, silicon carbide

  • Chinese amorphous graphite prices fall

    18 April 2017

    Flake graphite export prices hold while amorphous grades post a decline.

  • Price briefing 31 March – 6 April

    07 April 2017

    Chromite buying activities may increase in Q2; fluorspar prices outside China flat but demand expected to improve; spherical graphite stagnant; white fused alumina prices fall

  • Spherical graphite exports slow down in February

    06 April 2017

    Latest trade data from China points to a decline in spherical graphite shipments coupled with a sharp drop in unit price.

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