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World Graphite (Natural, Synthetic & Carbon Fiber)

World Graphite (Natural, Synthetic & Carbon Fiber)

World demand to rise 6% annually through 2018
Worldwide demand for natural and synthetic graphite (including carbon fiber) is forecast to expand six percent per annum to about 3.9 million metric tons in 2018, an improvement over the 2008-2013 pace. Three key trends will fuel growth. First, advances in manufactured goods shipments are expected to spur graphite consumption. Second, steelmaking and other types of metallurgy activity, important markets for graphite, are expected to accelerate between 2013 and 2018. Third, the global graphite market will benefit greatly from the rise of new, technologically advanced applications, including graphene, pebble-bed nuclear reactors, fuel cells, solar power, and aerospace.

Natural flake graphite to outpace amorphous types
In the natural graphite segment, flake graphite will continue to capture market share from amorphous graphite, as hightech applications become more important and the availability of flake graphite increases. Through 2018, worldwide demand for flake graphite is expected to grow more than twice as fast as for amorphous products. When China reduced natural graphite output between 2011 and 2013 because of concerns about the environment and industry fragmentation, a large number of exploration projects were launched around the world. Approximately 30 companies are now working on developing new mines in countries such as Australia, Canada, Russia, South Korea, Sweden, and the US. Finally, interest in natural graphite has increased dramatically with the rise of lithium ion batteries, which are used in electronics and electric motor vehicles.

The synthetic graphite market will also see healthy gains during the 2013-2018 period. Worldwide demand for carbon fiber is expected to grow at a double-digit annual pace through 2018, as its use in aerospace, automotive, wind turbine, and other applications increases sharply. Additionally, the cost of carbon fiber is expected to gradually decline between 2013 and 2018 because of technological innovation. The growing use of electric arc furnaces to produce steel in most parts of the world is expected to boost sales of graphite electrodes. As synthetic graphite becomes more widely available in industrializing countries, product demand will grow. However, increasing production capacity will moderate prices.

China to remain key market
Roughly 45 percent of all additional graphite demand generated between 2013 and 2018 will be attributable to China alone, the world’s leading consumer of these products. Growth will be bolstered by massive gains in manufactured goods shipments, increases in metallurgy activity, and additional investment in technologically advanced industries. Other industrializing countries in the Asia/Pacific region are also expected to perform well between 2013 and 2018, as their manufacturing sectors expand and grow in sophistication. Additionally, the availability of graphite products in Asia/ Pacific countries will increase.

Graphite consumption in North America is forecast to expand nearly six percent per annum between 2013 and 2018, a significant improvement over the 2008- 2013 pace. The US will register the region’s fastest growth, as industrial production increases, metallurgy activity rebounds, and lithium ion battery output surges. Led by Brazil, Central and South America is projected to see sales of graphite increase at the second fastest annual rate worldwide through 2018.


  • INTRODUCTION
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • Table WORLD GRAPHITE DEMAND
  • MARKET ENVIRONMENT
    • General
    • World Economic Overview
      • Recent Historical Trends
      • World Economic Outlook
        • Table WORLD GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY REGION
    • World Demographic Overview
      • Table WORLD POPULATION BY REGION
    • Gross Fixed Capital Formation
      • Table WORLD GROSS FIXED CAPITAL FORMATION BY REGION
    • World Manufacturing Outlook
      • Table WORLD MANUFACTURING VALUE ADDED BY REGION
    • World Crude Steel Production Outlook
      • Table WORLD CRUDE STEEL PRODUCTION BY REGION
    • World Motor Vehicle Production Trends
      • Table WORLD MOTOR VEHICLE PRODUCTION BY REGION
    • Technology Trends
      • Natural Graphite
      • Synthetic Graphite
      • Carbon Fiber
      • Graphene
    • Pricing Patterns
      • Table WORLD GRAPHITE PRICING PATTERNS
      • Table CHART II-1 WORLD GRAPHITE PRICING, 2003-2023
    • Regulatory & Environmental Considerations
  • GRAPHITE SUPPLY & DEMAND
    • General
    • World Graphite Demand
      • Table WORLD GRAPHITE DEMAND BY TYPE & REGION
      • Table CHART III-1 WORLD GRAPHITE DEMAND BY REGION, 2013
    • Natural Graphite Overview
      • Natural Graphite Demand by Product
        • Table WORLD NATURAL GRAPHITE DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • Natural Graphite Demand by Market
        • Table WORLD NATURAL GRAPHITE DEMAND BY MARKET
        • Table CHART III-2 WORLD NATURAL GRAPHITE DEMAND BY MARKET, 2013
      • Natural Graphite Demand by Region
        • Table WORLD NATURAL GRAPHITE DEMAND BY REGION
      • Natural Graphite Shipments by Region
        • Table WORLD NATURAL GRAPHITE SHIPMENTS BY REGION
      • Natural Graphite Exploration
        • Table SELECTED NATURAL GRAPHITE EXPLORATORY PROJECTS, 2013
    • Synthetic Graphite Overview
      • Synthetic Graphite Demand by Product
        • Table WORLD SYNTHETIC GRAPHITE DEMAND BY PRODUCT
        • Table CHART III-3 WORLD SYNTHETIC GRAPHITE DEMAND BY PRODUCT, 2013
      • Synthetic Graphite Demand by Market
        • Table WORLD SYNTHETIC GRAPHITE DEMAND BY MARKET
        • Table CHART III-4 WORLD SYNTHETIC GRAPHITE DEMAND BY MARKET, 2013
      • Synthetic Graphite Demand by Region
        • Table WORLD SYNTHETIC GRAPHITE DEMAND BY REGION
      • Synthetic Graphite Shipments by Region
        • Table WORLD SYNTHETIC GRAPHITE SHIPMENTS BY REGION
        • Table WORLD CARBON FIBER DEMAND BY MARKET & REGION
        • Table CHART III-5 WORLD CARBON FIBER DEMAND BY MARKET, 2013
        • Table WORLD CARBON FIBER SHIPMENTS BY REGION
    • Graphite Markets
      • Table WORLD GRAPHITE DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Metallurgy
      • Mechanical Products
      • Refractories
      • Batteries
      • Other
    • International Trade
      • Table WORLD GRAPHITE NET EXPORTS BY REGION
  • NORTH AMERICA
    • North America: Economic Overview
    • North America: Graphite Supply & Demand
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: GRAPHITE SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Table CHART IV-1 NORTH AMERICA: GRAPHITE DEMAND BY COUNTRY, 2013
    • North America: Natural Graphite Products & Markets
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: NATURAL GRAPHITE DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
    • North America: Synthetic Graphite Products & Markets
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: SYNTHETIC GRAPHITE DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
    • United States
      • United States: Economic Overview
      • United States: Graphite Supply & Demand
        • Table UNITED STATES: GRAPHITE SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • United States: Natural Graphite Products & Markets
        • Table UNITED STATES: NATURAL GRAPHITE DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
      • United States: Synthetic Graphite Products & Markets
        • Table UNITED STATES: SYNTHETIC GRAPHITE DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
    • Canada
      • Canada: Economic Overview
      • Canada: Graphite Supply & Demand
        • Table CANADA: GRAPHITE SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Canada: Natural Graphite Products & Markets
        • Table CANADA: NATURAL GRAPHITE DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
      • Canada: Synthetic Graphite Products & Markets
        • Table CANADA: SYNTHETIC GRAPHITE DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
    • Mexico
      • Mexico: Economic Overview
      • Mexico: Graphite Supply & Demand
        • Table MEXICO: GRAPHITE DEMAND SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Mexico: Natural Graphite Products & Markets
        • Table MEXICO: NATURAL GRAPHITE DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
      • Mexico: Synthetic Graphite Products & Markets
        • Table MEXICO: SYNTHETIC GRAPHITE DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
  • WESTERN EUROPE
    • Western Europe: Economic Overview
    • Western Europe: Graphite Supply & Demand
      • Table WESTERN EUROPE: GRAPHITE SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Table CHART V-1 WESTERN EUROPE: GRAPHITE DEMAND BY COUNTRY, 2013
    • Western Europe: Natural Graphite Products & Markets
      • Table WESTERN EUROPE: NATURAL GRAPHITE DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
    • Western Europe: Synthetic Graphite Products & Markets
      • Table WESTERN EUROPE: SYNTHETIC GRAPHITE DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
    • Germany
      • Germany: Economic Overview
      • Germany: Graphite Supply & Demand
        • Table GERMANY: GRAPHITE SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Germany: Natural Graphite Products & Markets
        • Table GERMANY: NATURAL GRAPHITE DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
      • Germany: Synthetic Graphite Products & Markets
        • Table GERMANY: SYNTHETIC GRAPHITE DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
    • Italy
      • Italy: Economic Overview
      • Italy: Graphite Supply & Demand
        • Table ITALY: GRAPHITE SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Italy: Natural Graphite Products & Markets
        • Table ITALY: NATURAL GRAPHITE DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
      • Italy: Synthetic Graphite Products & Markets
        • Table ITALY: SYNTHETIC GRAPHITE DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
    • France
      • France: Economic Overview
      • France: Graphite Supply & Demand
        • Table FRANCE: GRAPHITE SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • France: Natural Graphite Products & Markets
        • Table FRANCE: NATURAL GRAPHITE DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
      • France: Synthetic Graphite Products & Markets
        • Table FRANCE: SYNTHETIC GRAPHITE DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
    • United Kingdom
      • United Kingdom: Economic Overview
      • United Kingdom: Graphite Supply & Demand
        • Table UNITED KINGDOM: GRAPHITE SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • United Kingdom: Natural Graphite Products & Markets
        • Table UNITED KINGDOM: NATURAL GRAPHITE DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
      • United Kingdom: Synthetic Graphite Products & Markets
        • Table UNITED KINGDOM: SYNTHETIC GRAPHITE DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
    • Spain
      • Spain: Economic Overview
      • Spain: Graphite Supply & Demand
        • Table SPAIN: GRAPHITE SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Spain: Natural Graphite Products & Markets
        • Table SPAIN: NATURAL GRAPHITE DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
      • Spain: Synthetic Graphite Products & Markets
        • Table SPAIN: SYNTHETIC GRAPHITE DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
    • Other Western Europe
      • Other Western Europe: Economic Overview
      • Other Western Europe: Graphite Supply & Demand
        • Table OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: GRAPHITE SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Other Western Europe: Natural Graphite Products & Markets
        • Table OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: NATURAL GRAPHITE DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
      • Other Western Europe: Synthetic Graphite Products & Markets
        • Table OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: SYNTHETIC GRAPHITE DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
  • ASIA/PACIFIC
    • Asia/Pacific: Economic Overview
    • Asia/Pacific: Graphite Supply & Demand
      • Table ASIA/PACIFIC: GRAPHITE SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Table CHART VI-1 ASIA/PACIFIC: GRAPHITE DEMAND BY COUNTRY, 2013
    • Asia/Pacific: Natural Graphite Products & Markets
      • Table ASIA/PACIFIC: NATURAL GRAPHITE DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
    • Asia/Pacific: Synthetic Graphite Products & Markets
      • Table ASIA/PACIFIC: SYNTHETIC GRAPHITE DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
    • China
      • China: Economic Overview
      • China: Graphite Supply & Demand
        • Table CHINA: GRAPHITE SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • China: Natural Graphite Products & Markets
        • Table CHINA: NATURAL GRAPHITE DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
      • China: Synthetic Graphite Products & Markets
        • Table CHINA: SYNTHETIC GRAPHITE DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
    • Japan
      • Japan: Economic Overview
      • Japan: Graphite Supply & Demand
        • Table JAPAN: GRAPHITE SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Japan: Natural Graphite Products & Markets
        • Table JAPAN: NATURAL GRAPHITE DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
      • Japan: Synthetic Graphite Products & Markets
        • Table JAPAN: SYNTHETIC GRAPHITE DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
    • India
      • India: Economic Overview
      • India: Graphite Supply & Demand
        • Table INDIA: GRAPHITE SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • India: Natural Graphite Products & Markets
        • Table INDIA: NATURAL GRAPHITE DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
      • India: Synthetic Graphite Products & Markets
        • Table INDIA: SYNTHETIC GRAPHITE DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
    • South Korea
      • South Korea: Economic Overview
      • South Korea: Graphite Supply & Demand
        • Table SOUTH KOREA: GRAPHITE SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • South Korea: Natural Graphite Products & Markets
        • Table SOUTH KOREA: NATURAL GRAPHITE DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
      • South Korea: Synthetic Graphite Products & Markets
        • Table SOUTH KOREA: SYNTHETIC GRAPHITE DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
    • Taiwan
      • Taiwan: Economic Overview
      • Taiwan: Graphite Supply & Demand
        • Table TAIWAN: GRAPHITE SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Taiwan: Natural Graphite Products & Markets
        • Table TAIWAN: NATURAL GRAPHITE DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
      • Taiwan: Synthetic Graphite Products & Markets
        • Table TAIWAN: SYNTHETIC GRAPHITE DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
    • Other Asia/Pacific
      • Other Asia/Pacific: Economic Overview
      • Other Asia/Pacific: Graphite Supply & Demand
        • Table OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: GRAPHITE SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Other Asia/Pacific: Natural Graphite Products & Markets
        • Table OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: NATURAL GRAPHITE DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
      • Other Asia/Pacific: Synthetic Graphite Products & Markets
        • Table OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: SYNTHETIC GRAPHITE DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
  • OTHER REGIONS
    • Central & South America
      • Central & South America: Economic Overview
      • Central & South America: Graphite Supply & Demand
        • Table CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: GRAPHITE SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Central & South America: Natural Graphite Products & Markets
        • Table CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: NATURAL GRAPHITE DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
      • Central & South America: Synthetic Graphite Products & Markets
        • Table CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: SYNTHETIC GRAPHITE DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
      • Brazil
        • Table BRAZIL: GRAPHITE SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table BRAZIL: NATURAL GRAPHITE DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
        • Table BRAZIL: SYNTHETIC GRAPHITE DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
      • Other Central & South America
        • Table OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: GRAPHITE SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: NATURAL GRAPHITE DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
        • Table OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: SYNTHETIC GRAPHITE DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
    • Eastern Europe
      • Eastern Europe: Economic Overview
      • Eastern Europe: Graphite Supply & Demand
        • Table EASTERN EUROPE: GRAPHITE SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Eastern Europe: Natural Graphite Products & Markets
        • Table EASTERN EUROPE: NATURAL GRAPHITE DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
      • Eastern Europe: Synthetic Graphite Products & Markets
        • Table EASTERN EUROPE: SYNTHETIC GRAPHITE DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
      • Russia
        • Table RUSSIA: GRAPHITE SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table RUSSIA: NATURAL GRAPHITE DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
        • Table RUSSIA: SYNTHETIC GRAPHITE DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
      • Other Eastern Europe
        • Table OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: GRAPHITE SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: NATURAL GRAPHITE DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
        • Table OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: SYNTHETIC GRAPHITE DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
    • Africa/Mideast
      • Africa/Mideast: Economic Overview
      • Africa/Mideast: Graphite Supply & Demand
        • Table AFRICA/MIDEAST: GRAPHITE SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Africa/Mideast: Natural Graphite Products & Markets
        • Table AFRICA/MIDEAST: NATURAL GRAPHITE DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
      • Africa/Mideast: Synthetic Graphite Products & Markets
        • Table AFRICA/MIDEAST: SYNTHETIC GRAPHITE DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
      • Turkey
        • Table TURKEY: GRAPHITE SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table TURKEY: NATURAL GRAPHITE DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
        • Table TURKEY: SYNTHETIC GRAPHITE DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
      • Other Africa/Mideast
        • Table OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: GRAPHITE SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: NATURAL GRAPHITE DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
        • Table OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: SYNTHETIC GRAPHITE DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
  • INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
    • General
    • Industry Composition
      • Table WORLD GRAPHITE SALES FOR SELECTED MANUFACTURERS, 2013
    • Market Share
      • Natural Graphite Market Leaders
        • Table CHART VIII-1 WORLD NATURAL GRAPHITE MARKET SHARE, 2013
      • Synthetic Graphite Market Leaders
        • Table CHART VIII-2 WORLD SYNTHETIC GRAPHITE MARKET SHARE, 2013
      • Carbon Fiber Market Leaders
        • Table CHART VIII-3 WORLD CARBON FIBER MARKET SHARE, 2013
    • Manufacturing & Product Development
    • Competitive Strategies
    • Marketing & Distribution
    • Cooperative Agreements
      • Table SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS
    • Acquisitions & Divestitures
      • Table SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES
    • Company Profiles
      • AMG Advanced Metallurgical Group NV
      • Aoyu Graphite Group Company Limited
      • Asbury Carbons Incorporated
      • Chotanagpur Graphite Industries
      • Eagle Graphite Corporation
      • Energoprom Group
      • Fangda Carbon New Material Technology Company Limited
      • Formosa Plastics Group
      • Grafitbergbau Kaisersberg GmbH
      • GrafTech International Limited
      • Graphite India Limited
      • HEG Limited
      • Henan Sanli Carbon Products Company Limited
      • Hexcel Corporation
      • Hitachi Limited
      • Imerys SA
      • Mersen SA
      • Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation
      • Nacional de Grafite Limitada
      • Nantong Yangtze Carbon Corporation Limited
      • Nippon Graphite Industries Company Limited
      • Qingdao Haida Graphite Company Limited
      • Qingdao Xinghe Graphite Company Limited
      • SEC Carbon Limited
      • SGL Carbon SE
      • Sinosteel Corporation
      • Skaland Graphite AS
      • South Graphite Company Limited
      • Superior Graphite Company
      • Tamil Nadu Minerals Limited
      • Teijin Limited
      • Tokai Carbon Company Limited
      • Toray Industries Incorporated
      • Triton Graphite &Titanic Alloys
      • UKCG Group Limited
      • Uralgrafit JSC
    • Selected Natural Graphite Exploratory Projects

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