China dominated the calcined anthracite, and is the largest production base. In addition to China, there are some other production areas, such as Europe, USA, India, etc. Recently, due to environmental factors, the Chinese government has ordered that most of the unqualified enterprises stop production until March 2018. Some companies even were ordered to close permanently.
Key vendor mainly includes following list:
Elkem (China National BlueStar)
Ningxia Wanboda Carbons & Graphite
China Coal Ningxia Carbon Additive Factory
Xinzheng Chengxin Carbon Co., Ltd.
The global price of Calcined Anthracite is in the increasing trend, from 223.5 USD/ton in 2016 to 342.1 USD/ton in 2017, to 359.3 USD/ton now. With the situation of downstream application and government policies, prices will be in increasing trend in the following two years. Then the price may be reduced from 2020 to 2022.
In consumption market, China is the mainly consumption regions due to the bigger demand of downstream applications. In 2017, China occupied 52.13% of the global consumption volume in total.
Raw material and environmental pollution are two major problems. Meanwhile, the impact of policies on the market is growing.