25 May 2018
Increasing demand for some refractory materials and increasing output compared with last year pushed China’s refractories output to 4.76 million tonnes in the first quarter of the year, the first rise for two years.
18 May 2018
Graphite producers in Qingdao suspended production this week to guarantee better air conditions before the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Summit in June, supporting graphite flake prices, while amorphous graphite prices into Europe increased.
11 May 2018
Chinese flake graphite export prices are unchanged this week, with spot buying activity thin, with spherical graphite export prices similarly unchanged.
04 May 2018
Graphite producers expect new restrictions on operations in Shandong province ahead of a government summit in the area next month to but prices are unchanged for now.