FOCUS: Soaring cost of Chinese graphite pushes buyers to other suppliers

By Jon Stibbs
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 consumers.

"Under normal circumstances, before the Covid-19 pandemic, the freight cost from China was around $1,400 for a 20ft...

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