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What Are The Reasons For The Increase In The Price Of Carbon Graphite Electrodes?

Pulished on Mar. 19, 2019

The price of Carbon Graphite Electrodes has remained high, peaking at 190,000 yuan per ton in August.

Graphite electrode is mainly made of petroleum coke and needle coke as raw materials and coal tar as binder through calcining, batching, kneading, pressing, roasting, graphitization and machining. It is mainly used in arc furnace, mine electric furnace and resistance furnace, etc. Graphite electrode for steelmaking accounts for about 70% to 80% of the total consumption of graphite electrode.

In the year of 2 yuan/ton to the current 190000 yuan/ton growth of nearly 10 times the price, what are the cause of graphite electrode prices?Such as Standard Graphite Electrode.

Under the influence of environmental supervision, some graphite electrode manufacturers are in the state of discontinued production, resulting in reduced production of graphite electrode.

With the supply-side structural reform, the steel industry continues to pick up, driving the increasing demand for graphite electrodes.

The production cycle of graphite electrode is relatively long, which takes at least 4 months. In addition, it takes about half a year to get the product ready. The supply is less than the demand, which leads to the continuous increase in the price of graphite electrode in a short period.

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