FOCUS: Graphite’s evolving market dynamics deepen discrepancy between fob, cif prices
Published: Wednesday, 10 June 2020
Weak demand and diversifying supply sources may be contributing to the anomalous trends of recent weeks for higher fob China flake graphite prices and lower cif Europe prices.
Meanwhile, evolving market dynamics under Covid-19 have
narrowed the spread between the two prices, according to market
Historically, prices for graphite cif Europe were higher than
fob China, given that majority of the material traded globally
was shipped out of China, the largest exporter. The cif Europe