Recovery in natural graphite trades stalling
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...