BATTERY & SUPPLY CHAIN CONF: Flake graphite price recovery hampered by weak refractory sector; market looks to anode demand

By Huaqing Fu
Published: Tuesday, 16 July 2019

China's flake graphite price has been hit by weaker refractory materials demand this year, but there is hope that growing consumption from the lithium-ion battery anode sector will support the market in the long term.

Chinese flake graphite export prices will face headwinds in the near term due to a slowdown in its traditional downstream supply chain and a surge of imported materials, delegates said on the sidelines of an industry conference in Qiandaohu, China, on July 11-12. 

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