IN FIGURES: China's battery raw materials imports in August 2020

A summary of China's battery raw materials imports for August 2020.

In brief

China’s imports of cobalt metal hit a historical high in August after importers in the country looked to take advantage of noticeable arbitrage opportunities. In addition, import appetite was spurred by wide-spread expectations of stockpiling by China’s state reserve authority and the prospect of further price gains in the domestic market early in the third quarter. China's graphite flake imports plunged year on year...

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Susan Zou

Carrie Shi

Sybil Pan

Sally Zhang

September 30, 2020

09:20 GMT

Beijing, Shanghai