FOCUS: Soaring cost of Chinese graphite pushes buyers to other suppliers
Published: Thursday, 11 February 2021
Decreased availability of graphite products from China due to strong domestic consumption, coupled with increased transportation costs, has fostered interest in material from other sources, with producers reporting increased demand for material ranging from large sizes to amorphous flake.
China is the dominant global producer of graphite. The cost
of shipping material such as graphite from China has ramped up
in recent months, and this has increased the costs for
"Under normal circumstances, before the Covid-19 pandemic,
the freight cost from China was around $1,400 for a 20ft...