Graphite: United States

This report forecasts US graphite demand and shipments in metric tons to 2018. Total demand and shipments are segmented by product in terms of synthetic, natural, and carbon fiber. Total demand is also segmented by market as follows: metallurgy, refractories, batteries, and other markets.

To illustrate historical trends, total demand is provided at five-year intervals for 2003, 2008, and 2013; shipments and the various segments are reported for 2008 and 2013. An Industry Overview section defines products and markets, discusses market drivers and constraints, identifies substitute products when applicable, and provides pertinent background on trends in technology, environmental and regulatory factors, and NAFTA demand.

A Demand Forecasts section assesses the impact of key drivers and constraints on each product and market segment over the forecast period.

Further analysis includes an Industry Structure section, which surveys the supply base and profiles the leading firms competing to serve US demand. A one-page, introductory Highlights section summarizes key findings from this 28-page report, and a Resources section lists contributing sources as well as resources available for further research.

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