Graphite electrode market set for recovery, GES says

By Jon Stibbs
Published: Monday, 16 September 2019

Prices for market electrodes have hit bottom and the market is now waiting for the trigger for prices to rise again, GES Europe analyst Benjamin Sarkoezy tells Fastmarkets in an overview of the current market.

The graphite electrode market is approaching a crunch point after months of heavy falls, according to producer and graphite consultant GES.

Graphite electrodes are used in both electric-arc furnaces (EAFs) and ladle furnaces for the production of steel, ferroalloys and cast iron (see below).

GES Sarkoezy

Benjamin Sarkoezy

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