Graphite pricing news

  • September 2018

    Price Briefing: September 21-27

    28 September 2018

    China’s domestic magnesia prices edge up on regulatory restrictions, export prices unchanged; China’s unshaped refractory materials output up 10% in August; Aachen 2018: Prices of refractory minerals expected to remain firm

  • China’s unshaped refractory materials output up 10% in August

    26 September 2018

    China's unshaped refractory materials output rose in August, supported by the strong demand downstream.

  • Flake graphite market in Europe stable, local availability reducing

    03 September 2018

    The price of flake graphite in Europe is holding steady after a dip in August because of the weakness of the Chinese yuan, but some suppliers warn that they are sold out.

  • August 2018

    Price Briefing: August 17-23

    24 August 2018

    Currency depreciation not yet reflecting on iodine prices; sluggish sales weigh on China’s magnesia export prices; PRICING NOTICE: Proposal to launch frac sand price; China flake graphite prices dip on slow buying, weakening yuan; Chinese carbonate price range widens on lower concluded deals; Imported ilmenite price continues to fall in China; PRICING NOTICE: Discontinuation of seven fluorspar prices

  • China flake graphite prices dip on slow buying, weakening yuan

    24 August 2018

    Chinese flake graphite export prices fell on soft domestic prices and a weakening yuan against the US dollar, while spherical graphite export prices were stable on steady demand from downstream anode producers.

  • Price Briefing: August 10 - 16

    17 August 2018

    Flake graphite prices soften on sellers’ push; Seizure of ‘smuggled’ antimony metal turns trioxide sentiment positive; GLOBAL LITHIUM WRAP: Chinese, Europe, US lithium carbonate prices edge down; Weak yuan pushes bauxite, fused alumina prices down; Pricing notice: Discontinuation of four European graphite prices

  • Flake graphite prices soften on sellers’ push

    17 August 2018

    Prices for three grades of European flake graphite declined this week as well as one grade of China-origin material, as the impact of the cheaper yuan spreads to graphite trading.

  • Pricing notice: Discontinuation of four European graphite prices

    14 August 2018

    Industrial Minerals has today discontinued four grades of graphite.

  • China’s refractory materials output up 4.8% in H1 2018

    08 August 2018

    Increasing demand for refractory materials pushed China’s refractories output up to 9.45 million tonnes in the first half of the year. Magnesia and graphite prices remained firm because of the knock-on effects of environmental regulations.

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