Graphite latest news

  • August 2017

    Stricter inspections in China force graphite prices up

    25 August 2017

    Government inspectors return to Shandong for a second round of checks, making production at local graphite operations intermittent, as limitations to acid-purification processes is affecting high-purity and plus mesh sizes in particular.

  • Price Briefing 18-24 August

    25 August 2017

    Dwindling supply lifts Chinese calcined bauxite prices; Renewed supply pressure lifts Chinese antimony trioxide prices; Firm chromite prices amid improving demand; Stricter inspections in China force graphite prices up; Chinese brown fused alumina hit 1.5-year highs

  • Chinese composite material producer to lead graphene industry alliance

    22 August 2017

    A Chinese producer of new composite material has been recommended to lead the graphene industry alliance, which was tasked by the government to develop innovation and expand the application of the new material in China.

  • Jixi graphite producers join forces to hike prices

    21 August 2017

    Seven producers issued a joint statement notifying their customers of a mutually-agreed increase in prices, citing rising costs and low mine supply. Separately, domestic customers resorted to import graphite from Africa.

  • Vesuvius to supply casting equipment to ThyssenKrupp’s Brazil site

    21 August 2017

    The ladle tube changer will connect ladle and tundish casting stages at thyssenkrupp CSA’s facility, removing the need for workers to operate near the molten metal and making the casting process more automated.

  • Price Briefing 11-17 August

    18 August 2017

    Graphite prices rise again; magnesia up as environmental back on Lioaning; iodine increases; antimony trioxide stays unchanged in midsummer; Industrial Minerals proposes to delist barytes and bentonite grades; fluorspar drops; ICL and APC conclude potash supply contracts with India.

  • Chinese flake graphite prices rise again

    18 August 2017

    As it happened with magnesia, the graphite market in China has gone through a lot this year, first with the cancellation of the export tax and sharp price drops, and then with a swift rebound in prices, as supply continues to be constrained.

  • Graphite Juniors News in Brief 1-17 August

    17 August 2017

    A brief roundup of notable activity in the graphite industry, with news from Kibaran Resources, Northern Graphite, Armadale Capital, Great Lakes Graphite Nouveau Monde Graphite and Black Rock Mining.

  • Puyang Refractories ups H1 profits but warns of more disruptions

    16 August 2017

    The refractory products maker saw higher revenue and profits in the first half of the year, but warned that volatility in magnesia prices and supply can lead to further disruptions.

  • Magnesita posts higher H1 revenues but swings to net loss

    14 August 2017

    The refractory maker posted record sales of dead burned magnesia but a combination of higher costs and negative exchange rate effects, as well as expenses related to the ongoing merger process with RHI, affected profitability.

  • Hegang City pledges to double graphite production in 2017

    09 August 2017

    The city-level prefecture plans to push local graphite production to over 3m tonnes, after taking over a 1.21bn tonne mining reserve.

  • MTI boosts profits in H1

    04 August 2017

    The minerals and technology supplier saw higher demand for calcium carbonate in China, flat mineral sales and lower activity in the refractories space, but managed to improve margins.

  • Chinese flake graphite exports dip in June

    04 August 2017

    Graphite exports fell back in June, but remain strongly up year on year, in the wake of the tax removal.

  • Price Briefing: 28 July - 3 August

    04 August 2017

    Ilmenite prices flat as market takes stock of China mine closures; activity increase lifts chemical chromite prices; Chinese graphite prices keep rising; Imerys Graphite to increase carbon black prices; iodine spot and contract prices tick upwards slightly.