Tough times for graphite flake

By Jon Stibbs
Published: Monday, 06 April 2020

A softening market for graphite flake in Europe, followed by oversupply and the impacts of the novel coronavirus have combined to subdue prices.

European prices for fine graphite flake have remained stubbornly low although the biggest producer, Syrah Resources, slashed its output in September 2019. Since then, the market has tightened but the emergence of the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic has damped any recovery.

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