GLOBAL GRAPHITE SNAPSHOT: Soaring costs, strong demand drive up spherical prices

By Jon Stibbs, Sybil Pan
Published: Thursday, 23 September 2021

Key data from the graphite pricing sessions in Asia and Europe for the week ended Thursday September 23.



Prices of spherical graphite ticked up on increasing costs of the hydrofluoric and sulfuric acids (HF) used to improve its performance. Prices for HF have risen by around 30% month-on-month, according to sources. Downstream demand remained sound, with increasing export shipments from China to major consuming countries South Korea...

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