Graphite pricing news

  • March 2016

    Low purity graphite grades revised down

    24 March 2016

    Price review: Flake graphite prices for low carbon grades were revised down by an average of 19% following the slump seen in demand from major end markets coupled with excessive capacities preventing any industrial rebound.

  • Price Briefing 18 – 24 March

    24 March 2016

    Graphite and fluorspar prices hindered by low demand and excess supply; TiO2 price improvements a long way away; falling frac sand prices show no sign of recovery.

  • Flake graphite prices into Europe revised down

    18 March 2016

    Price Review: Several European graphite prices have been adjusted to reflect ongoing weakness in the market amid a continuing decline in demand as well as surplus stockpiles.

  • Price Briefing 11 – 17 March

    18 March 2016

    Prices for fluorspar, graphite, rare earths and zircon all remain stable, despite ructions in markets.

  • China’s spherical graphite exports jump as prices soften

    16 March 2016

    Trading of coated spherical graphite has accelerated, while demand for uncoated material was flat to weaker last year than it was in 2014. Prices, meanwhile, remain at the lower end of ranges.

  • Price Briefing 4 – 10 March

    11 March 2016

    Fluorspar prices to remain weak into Q2; vein graphite prices rolled over for 2016; soda ash and TiO2 prices rise in China.

  • Vein graphite prices set at premium to flake again for 2016

    08 March 2016

    Despite the slowdown in graphite demand, Sri Lanka’s vein graphite prices have been set high for the year ahead, while orders for the pure natural carbon remain stable.

  • Price Briefing 26 February – 3 March

    04 March 2016

    Stability reported in fluorspar, kaolin and silica sand markets; amorphous graphite comes under pressure but lithium to continue rising in 2016.

  • China’s amorphous graphite prices face further headwinds

    01 March 2016

    Lower trading volumes and limited demand have pulled down amorphous graphite prices, as cheaper blended material and tax evasion create confusion in the market.