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Global Graphite Electrodes Market 2016-2020

Global Graphite Electrodes Market 2016-2020

About Graphite

Graphite is a crystalline form of carbon, which is a semimetal and a native element mineral. It is considered as one of the allotropes of carbon, and has distinct structure and properties. Graphite is the highest grade of coal, and has stable form of carbon under standard conditions. It has characteristics of metal and non-metal with high thermal and electrical conductivity. It is highly refractory and chemically inert with less absorption of neutrons and X-rays that enables it to be used as the main material in nuclear applications.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global graphite electrodes market to grow at a CAGR of 10.16% during the period 2016-2020.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global graphite electrodes market for 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, the report presents the vendor landscape and a corresponding detailed profile of the top five vendors in the global graphite electrode market.

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Graphite Electrodes Market 2016-2020, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • GrafTech International
  • Graphite India
  • SGL Carbon
  • Showa Denko Carbon
  • Nippon Carbon
Other prominent vendors
  • HEG
  • Kaifeng Carbon
  • Nantong Yangzi Carbon
  • Schutz Carbon Electrodes
  • Tokai Carbon
Market driver
  • Industrialization and urbanization of economies
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Hazardous occupational exposure to the workers
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Growing EAF capacities in steel production
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2020 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Graphite Electrodes Market 2016-2020

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global graphite electrodes market: GrafTech International, Graphite India, SGL Carbon, Showa Denko Carbon, and Nippon Carbon.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: HEG, Kaifeng Carbon, Nantong Yangzi Carbon, Schutz Carbon Electrodes, and Tokai Carbon.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “Exploring opportunities in high-growth sector will be a key trend for market growth. Growth in infrastructure and construction, oil and gas industry, and automotive industries varies in countries that have shown robust growth rates for steel consumption. In terms of steel demand, infrastructure and construction remain the dominant sectors. Most of the growth in the automotive industry will come from China, the US, Brazil, India, and Japan. China's automotive sector is expected to grow significantly, as lightweight vehicle production concept is on the go. Increasing capital expenditure on upstream gas and oil offers a significant opportunity to provide anti-corrosive, high-value products for oil wells and pipelines. Growing demand for steel in diverse industries could boost the use of EAF, thereby increasing the demand for graphite electrodes.”

According to the report, growth in end-user industries will be a key driver for market growth. The automotive, mechanical machinery, and infrastructure and construction industries are the main users of steel and have been driving the steel demand for many years. The infrastructure and construction sector, which accounts for more than 51.53% of the world steel consumption, is expected to post a CAGR of 7.6 % until 2020. Similarly, the machinery and automotive industries, which account for roughly 14.84% and 12% of the global steel consumption in 2015 respectively, are poised to grow at a higher rate during the forecast period. This will lead to a constant increase in steel demand over the next few years, thereby fueling the growth of graphite electrodes.

Further, the report states that one of the challenges for the market will be hazardous occupational exposure to the workers. The mortality rate of manufacturing workers has increased over recent years due to exposure to hazardous materials. The manufacturing of graphite electrode leads workers to get exposed to coal tar and other materials containing silica and graphite dusts, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH), and asbestos. Exposure of workers in a graphite electrode facility to coal tar pitches, crystalline silica, carcinogenic agents, and PAH consisting of benzopyrene, benzanthracene, and dibenzanthracene, could lead to increased risk of bladder and lung cancers. An investigation was conducted to investigate the mortality rate of workers in a graphite electrode manufacturing facility, which concluded that the workers had an excess mortality rate with liver cancer and cirrhosis, and other chronic diseases of the liver.

Companies Mentioned

GrafTech International, Graphite India, SGL Carbon, Showa Denko Carbon, Nippon Carbon, HEG, Kaifeng Carbon, Nantong Yangzi Carbon, Schutz Carbon Electrodes, Tokai Carbon.

  • Executive summary
    • Highlights
  • Scope of the report
    • Market overview
      • Table Global graphite electrode market by product form
      • Table Global graphite electrode market by application
      • Table Global graphite electrode by geography
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
    • Overview
      • Table Graphite electrode production process
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by application
    • EAF for steel manufacturing
      • Table EAF steel melting process
    • Ladle furnace
  • Market segmentation by product
    • Ultra-high power (UHP) graphite electrode
      • Table Characteristics of UHP grade electrodes
      • Table UHP electrode current carrying capacity
    • High power (HP) graphite electrode
      • Table Characteristics of HP grade electrodes
      • Table HP electrode current carrying capacity
    • Regular power (RP) graphite electrodes
      • Table Characteristics of regular power graphite electrodes
      • Table RP electrode current carrying capacity
      • Table Segmentation by product consumption 2016-2020 (million metric tons)
  • Market landscape
    • Graphite electrode market outlook
      • Table Top 10 crude steel producers 2015 (million metric tons)
      • Table Global crude steel market by production 2015-2020 (billion metric tons)
      • Table Global crude steel market by consumption 2015-2020 (billion metric tons)
    • Steel production from EAF
      • Table EAF steel production by volume 2015-2020 (million metric tons)
    • Graphite electrode in steel production by electric arc furnace
      • Table Graphite electrode in EAF steel production 2015-2020 (million metric tons)
      • Table Consumption of graphite electrode by product forms 2015
      • Table Consumption of graphite electrode by product forms 2020
  • Geographical segmentation by region
    • Overview
      • Table Geographical segmentation of global steel industry market 2015
    • Crude steel market in APAC
      • Table Crude steel market in APAC 2015-2020 (billion metric tons)
    • Steel production from EAF
      • Table EAF steel production in APAC 2015-2020 (million metric tons)
    • Graphite electrode in APAC
      • Table Graphite electrode in EAF in APAC 2015-2020 (thousand metric tons)
    • Steel market in EMEA
      • Table Steel market in EMEA 2015-2020 (million metric tons)
    • Steel production from EAF
      • Table EAF steel production in EMEA 2015-2020 (million metric tons)
    • Graphite electrode in EMEA
      • Table Graphite electrode in EAF in EMEA 2015-2020 (thousand metric tons)
    • Steel market in Americas
      • Table Steel market in Americas 2015-2020 (million metric tons)
    • Steel production from EAF
      • Table EAF steel production in Americas 2015-2020 (million metric tons)
    • Graphite electrode in Americas
      • Table Graphite electrode in EAF in Americas 2015-2020 (thousand metric tons)
  • Key leading countries
    • Table Graphite electrode production by region 2020 (million metric tons)
    • APAC
    • Americas
  • Market drivers
    • Industrialization and urbanization of economies
      • Table Export rate for steel by country 2015 (million metric tons)
      • Table Extent of urbanization in various countries 2014
      • Table Per capita consumption of steel in various countries (kilograms) 2015
    • Growth in end-user industries
      • Table Vehicle per 1000 population in various countries 2014
  • Impact of drivers
    • Table Impact of drivers
  • Market challenges
    • Hazardous occupational exposure to the workers
    • Imposition of anti-dumping duty
    • Scarcity of raw material
      • Table Needle coke requirement
  • Impact of drivers and challenges
    • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
    • Exploring opportunities in high-growth sector
      • Table Growth rates in steel end-use markets 2014
    • Growing EAF capacities in steel production
      • Table Global production of crude steel from EAF 2015 (million metric tons)
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
      • Table Key vendors
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Key vendor analysis
    • GrafTech International
      • Table GrafTech International: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table GrafTech International: Product offering
    • Graphite India
      • Table GIL: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table GIL: Product offering
    • SGL Carbon
      • Table SGL Carbon: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table SGL Carbon: Product offering
    • Showa Denko Carbon
      • Table Showa Denko Carbon: Product offering
    • Nippon Carbon
      • Table Nippon Carbon: Business segmentation
      • Table Nippon Carbon: Product offering
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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