The report covers the global graphite markets, providing the market information for 2015 and 2016 and forecasts for 2021.
The scope of the report is coverage of the four graphite market segments - refractory and metallurgy, electrical, technical, and the rest - analyzed by application and geography. Estimated values used are based on manufacturers' total revenues.
Refractory and metallurgy markets cover those applications that make use of the high temperature stability of graphite. Electrical applications are those that tap into the high electrical conductivity of purer grades of graphite. Technical markets make use of the strength properties, lubrication and radiation absorption. For these segments, we report the status and changes happening in the markets.
The graphite market can also be segmented into natural and synthetic graphite markets. One of the focus areas is the development of natural graphite mining and application, driven largely by the lithium-ion battery markets that are fundamentally changing the structure of the graphite industry.
For the synthetic graphite market, the report covers the nature of individual application markets, focusing on graphite electrodes. Another application covered in detail is cathodes for aluminum smelting.
In terms of geographic segmentation of the market, the report provides detailed statistics of mining data as well as trade data. Trade statistics for graphite exports and imports for various countries are analyzed in detail, and the past growth rates are provided. Geographical segmentation for numerous application markets is provided.
The large change in natural graphite mining is going to shift the balances of trade for a large number of countries and these changes are also discussed in this report. China has been the market leader in the segment. Australian and Canadian companies will make strong inroads into the market in the coming years, and could command a quarter of the market in 2021.
The global market for graphite reached $12.5 billion in 2016 and should reach $18.2 billion in 2021, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.7% from 2016 through 2021
The refractory and metallurgical segment reached $17.2 billion in 2016 and should reach $9.4 billion in 2021, growing at a CAGR of 5.5% from 2016 through 2021
The electrical application segment reached $661 billion in 2016 and should reach nearly $2.0 billion in 2021, growing at a CAGR of 24.7% from 2016 through 2021
Key Topics Covered:
Chapter 1: Introduction
Study Goals and Objectives
Reasons for Doing This Study
Scope of Report
Chapter 2: Summary and Highlights
Chapter 3: Graphite Markets
Structure and Properties
Natural Amorphous Graphite
Natural Flake Graphite
Natural Crystalline / Vein Graphite
An Ever-Profitable Business
Natural Graphite Market
China - What Is Really Going On?
Natural Graphite Mining
Costs for Mining Graphite
Flake Graphite Mining is Hot
Synthetic Graphite Market
Graphite Market Structure
Graphite Market Trends and Forecasts
Impact on the Natural Graphite Markets
Impact on the Synthetic Graphite Markets
Vertical Integration in Natural Graphite Markets
Chapter 4: United States and European Graphite Markets
United States Graphite Market
European Graphite Markets
Natural Graphite Imports
Natural Graphite Exports
Synthetic Graphite Imports
Synthetic Graphite Exports
Chapter 5: Graphite Applications Market
Graphite Electrodes for Steel Making
Graphite for Lithium Ion Batteries
Global Battery Markets
Global Lithium Ion Batteries Market
Application Markets for Lithium Ion Batteries
Status of Gigafactories
Graphite Consumption in Batteries
Processing Natural Graphite for Lithium Ion Batteries
New Graphite Mines Supporting L-iB Market
Carbon Brush Market
Fuel Cell Applications
Friction - Brake Pads, Linings and Clutch Facings
Carbon Fibers / Graphite Fibers
Recarburizer Market for Steels
Other Graphite Markets and Applications
Global Graphite Market Projections
Chapter 6: Graphite Technologies and Patents
Graphite Applications in Batteries
Patent Analysis by Year
Core Patents in Battery Applications of Graphite
Graphite Patents in Battery Applications: by Company
Chapter 7: Company Profiles
Advanced Metallurgic Group Nv
Alabama Graphite Corp
American Graphite Technologies Inc
Archer Exploration Limited
Baoji Tianrui Nonferrous Metal Materials Co. Ltd.
Bass Metals Ltd.
Battery Minerals Ltd
Beijing Great Wall Co. Ltd.
Beijing Jixing Sheng'an Industry & Trade Co. Ltd
Beijing North Xin Yuan Electrical Carbon Products Co. Ltd.