Japan’s slowing graphite demand continues

By Andrew Miller
Published: Thursday, 14 November 2013

Falling consumption from Japan’s refractory and steel sectors set to alter the graphite map

Graphite imports into Japan – previously the world’s biggest importer of natural graphite – have continued to fall as refractory output declines and the country’s steel sector moves towards alternative recarburisers.

Japan was the leading importer of natural graphite for over a decade prior to 2011,...

This is a preview of the full article

Our market news and price data is reserved for registered users only.

Current customer? Login now

All of our industrial minerals price data and news is now available only through our new platform. Learn more about the intelligence we offer by visiting our Fastmarkets flagship website. If you are familiar with our reliable and trusted intelligence, fill out a request a quote form today to hear from our friendly sales staff who will create a custom license for you.


Interested in lithium prices? We now offer lithium prices and coverage free for reference. Click here to read all about it.

Interested in the wider electrification market?
Join our growing community of participants who want to learn more about electrification and how this market is developing.