Fastmarkets’ graphite flake carbon value in use narrows to below 4% for first time

By Jon Stibbs, Sybil Pan
Published: Wednesday, 19 January 2022

Fastmarkets’ graphite value in use (VIU) for carbon content of flake material has fallen to its lowest level since Fastmarkets began the measurement, while the price premium of large flake over fine flake has also been narrowing due to rising costs and prices for all materials.

Fastmarkets’ carbon VIU was updated to 3.9% on Thursday January 6 for the first quarter of 2022. This is the first time that the VIU has fallen below 4.0% since...

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