China flake graphite imports jump by 330% in Jan-Oct vs year earlier

By Sybil Pan
Published: Friday, 06 December 2019

China imported 175,113 tonnes of flake graphite during the first 10 months of 2019, up by 330% year on year from 40,754 tonnes in 2018, according to official but unconfirmed data seen by Fastmarkets.

The surge of flake graphite imports in the first 10 months of the year reflects the growing availability of material from east Africa, especially Mozambique, that is shipped to China.

Shipments from Mozambique of 134,176 tonnes over the period accounted for 77% of total Chinese imports. The principal source for...

This is a preview of the full article

Our market news and price data is reserved for registered users only.

Current customer? Login now

All of our industrial minerals price data and news is now available only through our new platform. Learn more about the intelligence we offer by visiting our Fastmarkets flagship website. If you are familiar with our reliable and trusted intelligence, fill out a request a quote form today to hear from our friendly sales staff who will create a custom license for you.


Interested in lithium prices? We now offer lithium prices and coverage free for reference. Click here to read all about it.

Interested in the wider electrification market?
Join our growing community of participants who want to learn more about electrification and how this market is developing.