China graphite market to climb on reducing supply; amorphous price edging up

By Davide Ghilotti, Carrie Shi
Published: Friday, 18 May 2018

Graphite producers in Qingdao suspended production this week to guarantee better air conditions before the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Summit in June, supporting graphite flake prices, while amorphous graphite prices into Europe increased.

Chinese export prices for spherical graphite held firm at current levels this week, with most overseas buyers having booked material in advance for fear of a shortage during the SCO summit period, while amorphous graphite into Europe edged up on low availability.

Industrial Minerals' spherical graphite 99.95% C, 15 microns price was...