Launch of Chinese synthetic graphite feedstock prices

Fastmarkets has launched two new synthetic graphite feedstock prices for the spot Chinese market on Wednesday July 26.

Fastmarkets will assess petroleum needle coke and green petroleum coke, every Wednesday on an ex-works China basis, 0.5% sulfur, yuan/tonne.

Additionally, Fastmarkets will have a value in use to tool for the green petroleum coke with a higher sulfur content ranging from 0.5% to 2%, rising in 0.5% increments.

Both petroleum needle coke and green petroleum coke are vital feedstocks for synthetic graphite anode materials used in lithium-ion batteries.

The price launch is a significant step toward fostering greater transparency within the battery anode market, which plays a pivotal role in the rapidly expanding lithium-ion battery sector.

The price specifications are as follows:

MB-GRA-0046 Petroleum needle coke 0.5% S, exw China, yuan/tonne
Quality: Sulfur: 0.5% max, volatile matter: 5-8%, moisture: 5% max, ash: 0.2% max, nitrogen: 0.7% max, pre-calcinated
Quantity: Minimum 35 tonnes
Location: Ex-works China
Timing: Spot
Unit: CNY/tonne
Publication: Weekly, Wednesdays by 4pm London time

MB-GRA-0047 Green petroleum coke 0.5% S, exw China, yuan/tonne
Quality: Sulfur: 0.5% max, volatile matter: 12% max, moisture: 3% max, ash 0.5% max, vanadium: 100µg/g max, pre-calcinated
Quantity: Minimum 35 tonnes
Location: Ex-works China
Timing: Spot
Unit: CNY/tonne
Publication: Weekly, Wednesdays by 4pm London time

To provide feedback on these prices, or if you would like to provide price information by becoming a data submitter to these assessments, please contact Sybil Pan by email at: pricing@fastmarkets.com. Please add the subject heading: “FAO: Sybil Pan re: Graphite synthetic feedstock.”

To see all Fastmarkets’ pricing methodology and specification documents, go to https://www.fastmarkets.com/methodology.

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