The Critical Metals Report: Chris, you have been watching the graphite space for a long time. Prices shot up at the end of 2011 to as much as $2,700/tonne, but have come down since. What is behind this volatility and where could prices go from here?
Chris Berry: We need to remember that graphite is an industrial mineral. As such, it is subject to the vagaries of global growth. We’ve seen a softening of GDP growth in many countries throughout the world, notably in China. This, more than anything, has pushed graphite prices down. While graphite prices are high by some historical … [visit site to read more]