H1 graphite output slips to new lows

By Andrew Miller
Published: Friday, 08 August 2014

Supply update: Flake and amorphous output falls as attention shifts to higher-value grades

Natural graphite output fell in H1 2014 as Chinese production fell under the weight of weak demand and domestic restrictions, which saw a number of operations suspended in the country’s major flake graphite producing regions – Shandong and Heilongjiang.

While these closures disrupted the supply of flake graphite, excess supplies...

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