Unlocking the global graphite supply chain

By IM Staff
Published: Thursday, 20 December 2018

The complexity of the graphite market is one of the main reasons why new producers struggle to establish profitable businesses in this sector, even if they manage get new mines into operation. Correspondent Rose Pengelly examines the intricacies of the graphite supply chain and considers who may be able to step in to help break China’s dominance.


Several years under the international spotlight has done little to make it any clearer just how the global graphite market functions.

Dominated by Chinese producers who sell material to the rest of the world through opaque agreements and a handful of private trading companies, the graphite supply...

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