Graphite prices fall 12%, first drop since 2009
Published: Wednesday, 23 May 2012
Sluggish demand and a cooling China brings dose of reality to graphite sector
natural graphite have started to fall for the first time since
March 2009 following slowing demand from major industrial
markets and a stuttering Chinese economy.
flake grades have fallen by up to 12% as the strong demand from
the last 18 months dissipates.