China sets sights on LME with new graphite trading platform

By Laura Syrett
Published: Tuesday, 09 September 2014

A China-based trading platform that includes industrial minerals as well as metals could pose a direct threat to the LME’s coveted position in the commodities trading industry, but even parties to the latest exchange scheme admit that details for the plan are sketchy.

A new trading mechanism for conducting graphite deals in China will form part of Beijing’s ambitious scheme to create an Asian rival to the London Metal Exchange ( LME), IM has learned.

An agreement to launch the Qingdao International Graphite Exchange was signed at the Grapchina 2014 graphene conference...

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.