China the Top Graphite Exporter in 2014′s First Five Months

Writing for InvestorIntel, Hongpo Shen reported that China was the world’s top graphite exporter during the first five months of 2014, sending out 52,137 tons of flake graphite. That volume has some hoping the Asian nation will impose quotas on its exports of the metal.

As quoted in the market news:

‘If China’s graphite industry is not reformed, the country will deplete its graphite resources within 20 years’ due to rising demand, said Zhang Bin, rotating chairman of the China Graphite Industry Association and president of Inner Mongolia Rising Group, as reported by the state-run China Economic Weekly, quoting an industry expert recently.

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