Graphite Mining include mining of graphite and its compounds that is used in refractory materials, chemical industries, nuclear industries, electrical applications, and mechanical applications. Graphite is one of three forms of crystalline carbon; the other two are diamond and fullerenes. Graphite occurs naturally in metamorphic rocks such as marble, schist, and gneiss.
The global graphite mining market was valued at $1.42 billion in 2017. Asia Pacific was the largest geographic region accounting for $0.54 billion or 38% of the global market. USA was the largest country accounting for $0.27 billion or 19.01% of the global graphite mining market.
Companies involved in graphite mining are increasingly using autonomous vehicles to increase productivity, reduce cost and increase safety. Autonomous vehicles increase efficiency by minimizing delays, reducing operating costs and eliminate mistakes by improving the accuracy and repeatability. For instance, Rio Tinto, BHP Billiton, and Fortescue Metals Group are deploying autonomous vehicles in their operations, using driverless trucks to haul ore.
The companies covered are Graphite India Limited, Mason Graphite, SGL Carbon SE, GrafTech International Holdings Inc, and Triton Minerals Ltd.
The countries covered are USA, China, Germany, Brazil, Japan, UK, Spain, Russia, France, Australia, Italy, India and rest of the world.
The graphite market is segmented into Natural Graphite; and Synthetic Graphite.
Natural Graphite Mining include mining of graphite and its compounds that is used in refractory materials, chemical industries, nuclear industries, electrical applications, and mechanical applications.
Synthetic graphite industry is primarily engaged in making the Synthetic graphite by the high temperature processing of amorphous carbon materials.