Graphite latest news

  • October 2017

    Imerys to raise graphite prices

    30 October 2017

    French industrial minerals producer and processor Imerys Graphite & Carbon will push through a “significant” price increase for its natural graphite grades from January 1.

  • Graphite juniors news in brief, October 26

    26 October 2017

    A brief roundup of notable activity in the graphite industry, with news from Nouveau Monde Graphite, Global Li-Ion Graphite and Alabama Graphite.

  • China sees local economies buoyant despite pollution clamp-down

    19 October 2017

    Government growth figures for refractory-production centres suggest resilient growth, which is likely to add support for further inspections.

  • Price briefing 29 September – 5 October

    06 October 2017

    With China shut for the golden week holiday between 1-8 October, business across many industrial minerals remained very quiet. But environmental restrictions in the country continue to disrupt production in many minerals. Graphite prices in Europe spike amid output crimp and rising demand; Fused alumina producing region in Henan province have enforced mass shutdowns from November onwards; and with the draconian anti-pollution measures and related shutdowns showing no sign of abating, a number of buyers are also anticipating higher raw material costs in 2018.

  • European graphite prices rise sharply

    05 October 2017

    Sellers in Europe report increasing demand for all graphite grades between 94% and 97% C content, while higher prices from Chinese suppliers is forcing some EU grades upwards by as much as $200/tonne.

  • Metal Bulletin Group completes its first independent benchmark assurance review

    05 October 2017

    Metal Bulletin Group, a leading provider of information to the steel and metals industry, has completed its first external assurance review of selected benchmark prices.

  • UniteCR ’17: Buyers brace for higher raw material prices in '18

    05 October 2017

    Several consumers of refractory minerals gathered in Santiago told IM they are certain that “everything will appreciate” next year as shortage of materials will trigger higher contract prices.

  • FREE WEB SEMINAR: Battery raw materials prices and the Li-ion boom

    04 October 2017

    Industrial Minerals and Metal Bulletin are hosting a free web seminar on Tuesday 10 October at 2pm GMT to discuss how it assesses the prices of battery raw materials such as cobalt, graphite and lithium.

  • UniteCR ’17: Refractories recycling takes centre stage as shortage bites

    04 October 2017

    With the markets of several raw materials currently experiencing short supply and surging prices, refractory makers should invest into recycling options, delegates were told in Santiago.

  • UniteCR ’17: Syrah to start producing in October

    03 October 2017

    Customers have been placing orders for the first batches of flake graphite that will be produced at the Balama operation, as the company says the current issues in supply from China may strengthen customer interest as production starts in Mozambique.