Proposal to launch fob China graphite electrodes price assessments

By Jon Stibbs, Sybil Pan
Published: Thursday, 02 December 2021

Fastmarkets proposes to launch two price assessments for high power (HP) and ultra high power (UHP) graphite electrodes, fob China.

Fastmarkets is expanding its graphite coverage into the synthetic graphite electrode market.

Graphite electrodes are used in electric-arc furnaces for the production of steel as well as other molten metal processes. Pricing these products would be highly complementary to Fastmarkets’ existing coverage of steel, its feedstocks and related materials, as well as informing participants in other non-ferrous markets about a key cost component.

In addition, the production process for graphite electrodes is similar to the manufacture of synthetic graphite for battery anodes.

Therefore, covering the graphite electrode market would provide additional insight into existing coverage of the downstream natural graphite market aimed at the battery anode sector.

The proposed price specifications are as follows:

 

Graphite electrodes, high power, fob China, $ per tonne

Quality: 350-450mm diameter

Quantity: Minimum 20 tonnes

Location: fob China

Timing: Spot

Publication: Every two weeks, Wednesdays, by 4pm London.

 

Graphite electrodes, ultra high power, fob China, $ per tonne

Quality: 450-650mm diameter

Quantity: Minimum 20 tonnes

Location: fob China

Timing: Spot

Publication: Every two weeks, Wednesdays, by 4pm London.

 

The consultation period for this proposed launch starts from December 2, 2021, and will end on January 12, 2022. The launch will take place, subject to market feedback, on January 19, 2022.

To provide feedback on these prices, or if you would like to provide price information by becoming a data submitter to these prices, please contact Jon Stibbs or Sybil Pan by email at pricing@fastmarkets.com. Please add the subject heading 'FAO: Jon Stibbs, Sybil Pan: graphite electrodes’.

To see all Fastmarkets’ pricing methodology and specification documents, go to https://www.fastmarkets.com/about-us/methodology.

 



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