Jon Stibbs

Senior pricing reporter
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The prices for electrodes made from synthetic graphite have been rising strongly as a result of feedstock cost rises, increased competition and tightened product availability
The latest coronavirus-linked lockdowns in China have instilled an air of bearishness in the manganese ore markets, with a month-long price rally being capped by looming concerns over downstream demand
The natural flake graphite market continued to face availability issues because of uncertainties created by factors such as China’s anti-pollution efforts, Covid-19 outbreaks and global logistics disruptions
The market for both grades of manganese ore softened during the week to Friday March 25, with port prices falling and concerns over demand following Covid-related lockdowns in some major steel-producing areas, including Tangshan
China’s graphite electrode prices ticked up in the fortnight to Wednesday February 16 on needle coke prices that have risen continuously over the past couple of months, as well as high graphitization costs due to restrained capacity with competition from the anode sector, market sources have said
Definitive anti-dumping duties imposed by the European Commission (EC) on China-origin graphite electrodes could lead to a shift in patterns of demand. But the outlook will probably remain uncertain until the final duties are decided in April this year, sources said
Fastmarkets’ graphite electrodes launch illuminates rising offer prices amid limited availability, according to market participants
The metals and mining industry prepares to play a critical role in building a more sustainable future
The world is going to need more graphite, both in natural and synthetic forms, to meet the demands from the energy transition
This will take Northern Graphite from being a junior miner to a producer, although they will enter a relatively tight market
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