RESEARCH: Chinese graphite producers face rising power costs, higher prices in Q4 2021

By IM Staff
Published: Wednesday, 20 October 2021

Fastmarkets sees upside risk to Chinese graphite prices in the fourth quarter of 2021, largely reflecting rising electricity costs and reduced power supply, as well as insufficient inventories and inadequate availability of feedstock for spherical graphite processing.

By Amy Bennett

High power costs and limits on energy consumption in China may make it increasingly difficult for graphite producers to stockpile material to serve customers during the winter months. Graphite producers typically halt production from mid-November/December until March.

Prohibitively cold temperatures in northern China’s Heilongjiang province, where...