FOCUS: Graphite’s evolving market dynamics deepen discrepancy between fob, cif prices

By Sybil Pan
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 sources.

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 prices typically...

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