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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.

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