Sybil Pan

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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 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
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 world is going to need more graphite, both in natural and synthetic forms, to meet the demands from the energy transition
Chinese battery makers are expected to consider increasing the proportion of natural graphite feedstock they use in anode material because of the fast-rising cost profile and availability issues affecting supplies of synthetic graphite
Tianjin’s mass Covid-19 testing hammers commodity port ops, transport
Growing new energy vehicle (NEV) take-up is set to boost demand for anode material, which along with China’s decarbonization efforts, a seasonal halt and global logistics interruptions, will support the natural flake graphite market at the start of 2022
China’s decarbonization drive could result in increased demand for graphite electrodes amid the global trend toward more steelmaking based on electric-arc furnaces (EAFs), although supply risks may continue in the near term against a backdrop of energy controls, sources have told Fastmarkets
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