Graphite electrodes prices bounce back after fall in late 2019, GES says

By Jon Stibbs
Published: Tuesday, 28 January 2020

The price of graphite electrodes rose at the start of this year after a drop at the end of 2019, according to graphite producer and consultant GES. But high stock levels and bearish sentiment continued to weigh on the market, which awaits a trigger for a prolonged recovery.

"There was a sudden price increase [for graphite electrodes] of about 25% at the beginning of [2020]," Benjamin Sarkoezy, an analyst with graphite producer and consultant GES told Fastmarkets in mid-January. "This was due to the Chinese [winter-weather] heating period and subsequent production stoppages."

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