Recovery in natural graphite trades stalling

By Shruti Salwan
Published: Monday, 12 September 2016

With global demand stagnating in a continually weak market, prices for high-purity grades remain unmoved while excessive capacity of low purity grades could see a greater price disparity moving into Q4 2016.

Natural flake graphite prices continue to face demand side pressure as industrial activity the refractories sector continues to be limited and erratic with no signs of real recovery.

Low consumption rates and excessive capacities within China and across Europe throughout 2016 have dragged many prices to five-year lows, despite reduced production at...

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