Graphite black market preventing price upturn

By Albert Li, Andrew Miller
Published: Tuesday, 02 December 2014

Price briefing: Illegal transactions thwarting producers’ attempts to exploit seasonal production slowdown

Attempts by smaller flake graphite producers in China to avoid taxes are preventing larger companies from imposing higher prices approaching the end of the year.

IM Data sources have reported an upturn in illegal transactions in the Chinese market, as producers seek to avoid the 17% VAT and 20% export tax on...

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