Graphite is an allotrope and crystalline form of carbon. It is soft, cleaves with very light pressure, and has a very low specific gravity. It has a metallic luster and is opaque to light and found in metamorphic and igneous rocks.
The main types of graphite are flake graphite and non-flake graphite. Graphite flake is a type of graphite mineral that occurred naturally and is made up of carbon with flaky morphology. The various product of graphite includes natural Graphite and synthetic Graphite that are available in different sizes such as jumbo, large, medium, small and fine. Graphite is used in refractories, batteries, lubricants/crucibles, foundry, pencils, and other applications.
The global graphite market is segmented -
1) By Type: Flake Graphite, Non-Flake Graphite
2) By Application: Refractories, Batteries, Lubricants/Crucibles, Foundry, Pencils, Other Appplications
3) By Flake Size: Jumbo, Large, Medium, Small, Fine
4) By Product: Natural Graphite, Synthetic Graphite
The global graphite market size grew from $1.17 billion in 2022 to $1.32 billion in 2023 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12.7%. The Russia-Ukraine war disrupted the chances of global economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, at least in the short term. The war between these two countries has led to economic sanctions on multiple countries, a surge in commodity prices, and supply chain disruptions, causing inflation across goods and services and affecting many markets across the globe. The graphite market is expected to grow to $2.11 billion in 2027 at a CAGR of 12.4%.
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 their 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.
Major companies in the graphite market include Graphite India Limited, Mason Graphite, SGL Carbon SE, GrafTech International Holdings Inc and Triton Minerals Ltd.
Asia-Pacific was the largest region in the graphite market in 2022. South America was the second largest region in the graphite market. The regions covered in the graphite market analysis are Asia-Pacific, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, North America, South America, Middle East and Africa.
The countries covered in the graphite market are Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, UAE, UK, USA, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Ukraine, and Iran.
The graphite market consists of sales of mineral and its compounds which are used in refractory materials, the chemical industries, nuclear industries, electrical applications, and mechanical applications. Values in this market are ‘factory gate’ values, that is the value of goods sold by the manufacturers or creators of the goods, whether to other entities (including downstream manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors and retailers) or directly to end customers. The value of goods in this market includes related services sold by the creators of the goods.
The market value is defined as the revenues that enterprises gain from the sale of goods and/or services within the specified market and geography through sales, grants, or donations in terms of the currency (in USD, unless otherwise specified).
The revenues for a specified geography are consumption values that are revenues generated by organizations in the specified geography within the market, irrespective of where they are produced. It does not include revenues from resales along the supply chain, either further along the supply chain or as part of other products.
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