Graphite pricing 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • IM's July Price Movements

    03 August 2017

    IM's monthly price movements.

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