SYS-CON MEDIA Authors: Elizabeth White, Dana Gardner, Liz McMillan, Yeshim Deniz, Pat Romanski

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Global Carbon and Graphite Industry

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Global Carbon and Graphite Industry

 

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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Carbon and Graphite in US$ Million by the following Categories/ Segments: C&G Electrodes (Carbon Electrodes, & Graphite Electrodes), C&G Fibers, C&G Powder, and Others. The report also analyzes the following End-Use Industries: Industrial Applications, Aerospace Industry, and Other Applications. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2013 through 2020. Also, a seven-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based on public domain information including company URLs. The report profiles 118 companies including many key and niche players such as -

 

Cabot Corporation

Cytec Industries, Inc.

GrafTech International Ltd.

HEG Ltd.

Hexcel Corporation

 

 

 

I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS

 

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1

Disclaimers I-2

Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2

Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-3

Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3

Carbon & Graphite Electrodes I-3

Carbon Electrodes I-4

Graphite Electrodes I-4

Carbon & Graphite Fibers I-4

Carbon & Graphite Powders I-4

Other Carbon & Graphite Products I-4

 

 

II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

 

1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW II-1

Prospects Heavily Tied to the State of End-use Industries II-1

Current and Future Analysis II-2

Impact of Recession in Retrospect and the Road Ahead II-2

Bright Prospects for Natural and Synthetic Graphite II-4

Asian Countries to Spear Head Growth in C&G Products Consumption II-5

Table 1: Global Carbon & Graphite Market by Geographic Region -

Breakdown by CAGR (Value) for 2013-2020 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-5

 

2. MARKET TRENDS, ISSUES AND DRIVERS II-6

Broadening Applications of Natural Graphite - A Key Growth Driver II-6

Asia - The Global Graphite Hub II-6

Table 2: World Natural Graphite Reserves by Country (2013)

(In Million Metric Tonnes) (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-7

 

Table 3: Global Natural Graphite Production (2013) -

Percentage Share Breakdown of Volume Production by Geographic

Region (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-7

Major Natural Graphite Producing Nations Worldwide by Type II-8

China - The Largest Natural Graphite Producer II-8

Table 4: Leading Natural Graphite Producing Nations (2012) -

Percentage Share Breakdown of Volume Production by Country

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-9

 

Table 5: Global Graphite Production (2013) - Percentage Share

Breakdown of Volume Production by Type (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-9

 

Table 6: Global Amorphous Graphite Production (2012) -

Percentage Share Breakdown of Volume Production by Geographic

Region (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-9

 

Table 7: Leading Graphite Producing Companies Worldwide

(2012) - Breakdown of Annual Capacity by Select Major

Companies (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-10

Low Quality - A Major Problem with Chinese Graphite Ore II-10

Flake Graphite: The Major Type of Natural Graphite Produced II-11

Table 8: Global Flake Graphite Production (2012) - Percentage

Share Breakdown of Volume Production by Geographic Region

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-12

 

Table 9: Major Markets for Flake Graphite Worldwide (2012):

Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption by End-Use

Application (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-12

Demand Rises for Higher Quality Graphite II-12

Brazil and Canada to See Role Expansion II-13

Balama - The Largest Graphite Deposit Discovered II-13

Amorphous Graphite Makes Way for High Purity Grades II-14

Global Market for Isostatic Graphite - An Overview II-14

Table 10: Worldwide Isostatic Graphite Market (2013):

Percentage Share Breakdown of Demand by Geographic Region -

Asia, Europe, North America and Rest of World (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-15

 

Table 11: Global Isostatic Graphite Production (2011) -

Manufacturers Ranked by Annual Production Capacities (MT)

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-15

Graphite Pricing Scenario II-15

Graphite Prices on the Rise due to Supply Side Constraints II-15

Table 12: Global Graphite Prices by Purity and Mesh Size

(2012) II-16

Slow Economic Growth Affects Chinese Flake Graphite Prices II-16

Refractory Manufacturers to Invest in Graphite Mines to Tackle

Rising Graphite Prices II-17

Refractories: A Major End-Use Market for Graphite II-17

Emerging End-Use Applications to Spearhead Demand for Natural

Graphite II-17

Energy Storage Applications of Graphite - A Major Growth

Contributor II-18

Graphite in Li-Ion Batteries: Opportunities in Electric Cars &

Electronic Devices II-18

Widening Applications Spur Growth for Li-Ion Batteries II-19

Existing and Emerging Applications of Lithium-Ion Batteries II-20

EV/HEV Related Government Regulations and Support Measures

in Select Countries II-21

Comparison of Different Parameters for Electricity Powered

Vehicles II-21

Fuel Cells: PEM Technology Offers Promise for Graphite II-22

A Glance at Graphite Usage in Fuel Cells & Batteries II-22

Table 13: Global Market for Fuel Cell Materials (2013 &

2020P): Percentage Share Breakdown of Value Sales by Type

of Material - Carbon/Graphite, Ceramics, Metals, Polymers,

and Chemicals & Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-23

Potential Opportunities in Nuclear Power Generation II-23

Light Emitting Diodes: Potential for Graphite II-24

A Few Other High Potential Applications of Natural Graphite II-24

Graphite Electrodes: Surging EAF Steel Production Creates

Growth Opportunities II-24

Table 14: Production Cost of Graphite Electrodes (2013) -

Percentage Share Breakdown of Cost by Component (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-26

World Steel Production Scenario II-26

Global Steel Market Snippets II-26

Table 15: World Crude Steel Production (2013): Volume

Output in Thousand Ton by Geographic Region (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-27

 

Table 16: World Crude Steel Production (2004-2013): Volume

Output in Million Tonnes (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-27

 

Table 17: Share of EAF in the Global Steel Production

(1975-2010 and 2013) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-28

 

Table 18: Global Steel Production (2011) - Proportion of

Steel Volume Production through EAF and BOF by Geographic

Region (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-28

 

Table 19: Global Electric Furnace Steel Production (2011) -

Percentage Share Breakdown of Production Volume by

Geographic Region (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-29

Temporary Demand Decline for High Quality Graphite Electrodes

in China II-29

Increasing Aluminum Production Provides Foundation for

Electrodes Growth II-29

Competitor Landscape II-30

Table 20: Leading Global Producers of Graphite Electrode

(2013): Ranked by Production Capacity in ('000 MT) (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-30

Leading Producers Resort to Capacity Rationalization II-30

Table 21: Leading Global Producers of Graphite Electrode

(2014E): Ranked by Production Capacity in (MT) (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-31

 

Table 22: Leading Producers of Graphite Electrode Worldwide

(2014E): Percentage Share Breakdown of Production Capacity

for Chinese Producers, GIL, GrafTech, HEG, SGL Carbon, Show

Denko, Tokai Carbon, and Others (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-32

Carbon Fiber: Increasing Demand for Light Weight Components

Pushes Demand II-32

Evolution of Carbon Fiber Applications over the Past Four

Decades II-33

Table 23: Global Carbon Fiber Capacity (2013): Percentage

Share Breakdown of Capacity by Region (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-34

 

Table 24: Global PAN-based Carbon Fiber Nameplate Capacity

(2013): Percentage Breakdown of Volume for Small-Tow and

Large-Tow Carbon Fibers (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-35

 

Table 25: Global Carbon Fiber Production by Tow Size

(2013-2017): Percentage Breakdown of Volume for Small Tow

(<24K) and Large Tow (>24K) Carbon Fibers (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-35

 

Table 26: Global Carbon Fiber Production by Fiber Form

(2013): Percentage Breakdown of Volume for Thermoset UD

Prepreg, Thermoset Fabric Prepreg, Molding Compounds, Woven

Fabric, Raw Fiber and Thermoplastic Prepreg (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-35

 

Table 27: Global PAN Based Carbon Fiber Production (2013) -

Percentage Share Breakdown of Production Capacity by

Geographic Region (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-36

 

Table 28: Global Carbon Fiber Demand in the Industrial

Sector (2013) - Percentage Share Breakdown of Volume

Consumption by Industry (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-36

Aerospace & Defense - An Inevitable Market for Carbon Fibers II-36

Table 29: Aerospace Demand for Carbon Fiber in Various

Aircraft Types (2014E) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-37

 

Table 30: Use of Carbon Fiber Composites in Boeing Airplanes

in Comparison to Other Materials (2012) (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-37

 

Table 31: Global Aerospace Carbon Fiber Market (2012):

Percentage Share Breakdown by Leading Players - Cytec,

Hexcel, Toho, Toray, and Others (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-38

Demand for New Commercial Aircraft Sets the Tone for Carbon

Fibers Market II-38

Table 32: Combined Aircraft Deliveries of Boeing and Airbus

(2008-2012) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-39

 

Table 33: New Aircraft Deliveries by Region (2012-2030):

Percentage Share Breakdown of Number of Deliveries for

Asia-Pacific, Europe, North America, Latin America, and

Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-39

Carbon Fiber All Set to Replace Steel in Automotives II-39

Table 34: Global Carbon Fiber Demand in the Automotive

Sector (2013) - Percentage Share Breakdown of Volume

Consumption by Geographic Region (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-40

Environmental Regulations Governing Automotive Industry to

Drive Demand II-41

Carbon Fiber Fuelling Safety in Automotive Industry II-41

The FreedomCAR Program to Boost Carbon Fiber Demand II-41

Burgeoning Wind Energy Sector - A Major Growth Propeller II-42

Table 35: Global Carbon Fiber Demand in the Wind Energy

Industry (2013) - Percentage Share Breakdown of Volume

Consumption by Geographic Region (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-43

Sports Goods: Rising Potential for Carbon Fiber Usage II-43

Use of Carbon Fiber in Sports Goods II-43

Carbon Fiber Composites Market: Steady Growth Prospects II-43

The Dominance of Japan and US in the Carbon Fiber Market II-44

Table 36: Global Carbon Fiber Production (2013): Percentage

Share Breakdown by Geographic Region (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-45

Key Carbon Fiber Players Boosting Production Capacity II-45

Table 37: Global Carbon Fiber Production Capacity (2014) -

Breakdown of Production Capacity in MT by Select Companies

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-45

 

Table 38: Global Market for Carbon Fiber (2012) - Percentage

Share Breakdown of Value Sales for Mitsubishi, Toho, Toray,

Zoltek and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-46

 

Table 39: Leading Manufacturers of PAN-based Small Tow

Carbon Fiber by Name plate Capacities (2013): Percentage

Breakdown of Volume for Cytec, Formosa, Hexcel, Mitsubishi,

Toho, Toray and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-46

 

Table 40: Leading Players in the Regular-Tow PAN Fiber

Market (2013): Percentage Breakdown of Capacity for Hexcel,

Mitsubishi Rayon, Taiwan Plastics, Teijin, Toray and Others

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-46

Market Leaders Focus on Capacity Expansions II-47

US Eyes the Lucrative Carbon Fiber Market - Invests Heavily

in R&D II-47

Activated Carbon Market: An Overview II-47

Water Treatment - The Largest End-Use Segment II-47

Air Purification - Key Enabler of Future Growth II-48

Activated Carbon - Competitive Scenario II-49

Table 41: Global Activated Carbon Market (2012): Percentage

Breakdown of Revenues by Company (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-49

Global Market for Carbon Black - An Overview II-50

Table 42: Global Carbon Black Market (2013): Percentage Share

Breakdown of Volume Demand by Geographic Region -

Asia-Pacific, North America, Western Europe, and Others

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-50

 

Table 43: Global Carbon Black Production (2012) - Percentage

Share Breakdown of Production Capacity by Geographic Region

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-51

 

Table 44: Global Carbon Black Production (2012) - Percentage

Share Breakdown of Volume Production Geographic Region

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-51

Graphene: A Material with Enormous Potential II-51

 

3. PRODUCT OVERVIEW II-53

Carbon II-53

Properties and Isotopes of Carbon II-53

Carbon Compounds II-53

Carbon: Serving the Requirements of Varied Industries II-53

Industry-Wide Applications of Carbon Products II-54

Graphite II-55

Physical Features II-55

Graphite Sources II-56

Applications of Graphite II-56

Classification of Graphite II-56

Natural Graphite II-56

Synthetic Graphite II-56

Grades of Synthetic Graphite II-57

ATJ II-57

PGW and PGX II-57

CS and SLX II-57

Graphite Recycling II-57

Carbon & Graphite - Product Categorization II-58

Carbon and Graphite Electrodes II-58

Carbon Electrodes II-58

Graphite Electrodes II-58

Table 45: Standard Properties of Graphite Electrodes

(Values taken at room temperature) II-58

Applications of Graphite Electrodes II-58

Graphite Electrodes Primarily Used in Steel Industry II-58

Graphite Electrodes in Fuel Cells II-59

Grades of Graphite Electrodes II-59

Graphite Electrodes - Production Process II-59

Carbon & Graphite Fibers II-60

Fiber Production II-61

Polyacrylonitrile (PAN)-Based Carbon Fibers II-61

Oxidative stabilization II-61

Carbonization II-61

Graphitization II-62

Rayon-Based Carbon Fibers II-62

Production Stages II-62

Stabilization II-62

Carbonization II-62

Graphitization II-62

Pitch-Based Carbon Fibers II-62

Production Stages II-62

Pitch preparation II-62

Spinning and drawing II-62

Stabilization II-62

Carbonization II-62

Structure of Carbon Fiber II-63

Classification of Carbon Fibers II-63

Classification based on properties of carbon fiber II-63

Classification based on precursor fiber materials II-63

Classification based on heat treatment temperature II-63

Applications of Carbon Fiber II-63

Carbon & Graphite Powders II-64

Carbon Powder II-64

Graphite Powder II-64

Other Carbon and Graphite Products II-64

Carbon & Graphite Blocks II-64

Graphene II-64

Properties of Graphene II-65

Specialty Composites II-65

Carbon and Graphite Felt II-65

Pyrolytic Graphite (PG) II-66

 

4. AN OVERVIEW OF END-USE APPLICATIONS II-67

Carbon and Graphite - Varied Applications II-67

Applications of Carbon & Graphite Products in Varied Industries II-67

Aerospace Industry II-67

Properties of Aerospace Grade Graphite Composites II-68

Aluminum Production II-68

Automotive Industry II-69

Chemical Industry and the Petrochemical sector II-69

Chemical Industry II-69

Construction Industry II-69

EAF Steel Production II-70

Electrical Appliances II-70

Carbon and Carbon-Graphite Brushes II-70

Electro-Graphitic Brushes II-70

Natural Graphite Brushes II-70

Properties and Applications of Brushes by Type II-71

Glass Fibers and Optical Fibers Production II-71

Glass Industry II-71

Silicon Manufacturing II-71

Heat Treatment of Ceramics and Metals II-71

Industrial Electrochemical Application II-71

Jewelry Sector II-71

Nuclear Industry II-71

Oil and Mining II-72

Paper Industry II-72

Plasterboard II-72

Power Generation II-72

Powder Metallurgy & Production of Hard Metal II-72

Production of Compound Materials II-72

Refractories II-72

Sealing Applications II-72

Semiconductor Manufacture II-72

Sporting Goods Industry II-73

Telecommunications II-73

Wind Energy II-73

 

5. PRODUCT INTRODUCTIONS/INNOVATIONS II-74

Toray Unveils TORAYCA® T1100G Carbon Fiber II-74

Cabot Introduces Propel(tm) Range of Carbon Black Products II-74

Mitsubishi Rayon Introduces Pyrofil MR70 Carbon Fiber II-74

Zoltek Launches TowPreg - a Pre-impregnated Carbon Fiber Tow

Material II-74

TCG and Zoltek to Jointly Develop Novel Carbon Fiber

Thermoplastic Products II-74

SGL Introduces New Carbon Fiber Reinforced Graphite Material II-74

Cabot Introduces Two New Carbon Black Products for Premium

Coatings II-74

 

6. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY II-75

Toray Completes Acquisition of Zoltek's Entire Shares II-75

Tokai Carbon Takes Over Cancarb Limited II-75

SGL and BMW Strategize to Increase Carbon Fiber Capacity in

Moses Lake Plant II-75

Toray to Enhance Production Capacity of CFRP Parts Plant in

Japan and Thailand II-75

SGL Bags Graphitized Cathode Supply Contract from Hangzhou

Jinjiang II-75

SGL Closes Down Graphite Electrode Plant in Italy II-75

SGL Sets Up Isostatic Graphite Plant in Bonn II-75

Nordic Graphite Enters into Partnership with Carbide Industries II-76

Saint Jean Carbon and Miluo Xinxiang Carbon Products Ink

Distribution Agreement II-76

Cabot Acquires NHUMO II-76

Toray Advanced Materials to Acquire Stake in Woongjin Chemical II-76

Toray Acquires Minority Stake in Plasan Carbon II-76

Mitsubishi Rayon to Acquire Aldila Inc. II-76

Toray Acquires 100% Stake in Dome Carbon Magic II-76

SGL Shuts Down Graphite Electrode Plant in Canada II-76

Mitsubishi Rayon and PTT to Set Up a Carbon Fiber Plant in AEC II-77

SGL and Samsung Set Up Carbon Composite Materials JV II-77

Hexcel and Safran Ink Long Term Composite Materials Supply

Agreement (US/France) II-77

Cabot Malaysia to Shut Up Carbon Black Plant II-77

Cabot Bags US$5 Million Worth Order for Supply of Activated

Carbon II-77

Elkem to Build Carbon Electrode Paste Factory in Malaysia II-77

Showa Denko Acquires Controlling Stake in Sinosteel Sichuan

Carbon II-77

Torch River Inks Definitive Agreement with Hal Tan Graphite to

Acquire Mining Grids II-77

SGL Carbon Seeking to Set up Joint Ventures with Chinese

Companies II-78

Energoprom to Commence Isostatic Graphite Production in Second

Quarter 2014 II-78

EPM-NEZ to Set Up a New Graphite Electrode Processing Line II-78

Joshua Gold Acquires Two Graphite Properties in Ontario II-78

Brookemont Inks Agreement to Acquire 100% Stake in "Kenagami"

Hydrothermal Graphite Prospect II-78

Mitsubishi Rayon Sets Up Mitsubishi Rayon Carbon Fiber in the US II-78

Composite Holding Company of Russia Forays into the Indian Market II-78

Northern Graphite Develops Technology for Obtaining High -

Purity Graphite II-79

Mitsubishi Rayon Takes over TK Industries GmbH II-79

Mitsubishi Rayon Acquires Challenge Co., Ltd. II-79

SGL Group Acquires Fisipe II-79

Cabot Acquires Norit N.V. II-79

Benteler SGL Sets Up Composite Components Manufacturing Plant

in Austria II-79

SGL Establishes a Graphite Electrode and Cathode Plant n Malaysia II-79

Toray to Enhance Carbon Fiber Production II-79

SGL Expands Graphite Component Facility in India II-79

 

7. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS II-80

Cabot Corporation (US) II-80

Cytec Industries, Inc. (US) II-80

GrafTech International Ltd. (US) II-81

HEG Ltd. (India) II-81

Hexcel Corporation (US) II-82

Mersen (France) II-82

Mitsubishi Rayon Co., Ltd. (Japan) II-83

Mitsubishi Rayon Carbon Fiber and Composites, Inc. (US) II-83

Morgan Advanced Materials (UK) II-84

Morgan AM&T (Australia) II-84

Nippon Carbon Co., Ltd. (Japan) II-84

Orion Engineered Carbons LLC (US) II-85

SGL Group - The Carbon Company (Germany) II-85

Showa Denko K.K (Japan) II-85

Showa Denko Carbon, Inc. (US) II-86

Superior Graphite (US) II-86

Teijin Ltd. (Japan) II-86

Toho Tenax Co., Ltd. (Japan) II-87

Toho Tenax America, Inc. (US) II-87

Tokai Carbon Co., Ltd. (Japan) II-87

Toray Industries, Inc. (Japan) II-88

Zoltek Companies, Inc. (US) II-88

 

8. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-89

Table 46: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Carbon & Graphite by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,

Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and

Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales

Figures in US$ Million for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-89

 

Table 47: World Historic Review for Carbon & Graphite by

Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$

Million for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-90

 

Table 48: World 15-Year Perspective for Carbon & Graphite by

Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for

US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),

Latin America, and Rest of World Markets for Years 2006, 2014

and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-91

 

Table 49: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Carbon & Graphite Electrodes by Geographic Region - US,

Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin

America, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with

Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2013 through

2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-92

 

Table 50: World Historic Review for Carbon & Graphite

Electrodes by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,

Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of

World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures

in US$ Million for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-93

 

Table 51: World 15-Year Perspective for Carbon & Graphite

Electrodes by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of

Dollar Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets

for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-94

 

Table 52: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Carbon & Graphite Electrodes by Product Segment - Carbon

Electrodes and Graphite Electrodes Independently Analyzed with

Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2013 through

2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-95

 

Table 53: World Historic Review for Carbon & Graphite

Electrodes by Product Segment - Carbon Electrodes and Graphite

Electrodes Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in

US$ Million for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-96

 

Table 54: World 15-Year Perspective for Carbon & Graphite

Electrodes by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar

Sales for Carbon Electrodes and Graphite Electrodes Markets

for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-97

 

Table 55: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Carbon Electrodes by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,

Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and

Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales

Figures in US$ Million for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-98

 

Table 56: World Historic Review for Carbon Electrodes by

Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$

Million for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-99

 

Table 57: World 15-Year Perspective for Carbon Electrodes by

Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for

US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),

Latin America, and Rest of World Markets for Years 2006, 2014

and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-100

 

Table 58: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Graphite Electrodes by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,

Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and

Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales

Figures in US$ Million for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-101

 

Table 59: World Historic Review for Graphite Electrodes by

Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$

Million for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-102

 

Table 60: World 15-Year Perspective for Graphite Electrodes by

Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for

US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),

Latin America, and Rest of World Markets for Years 2006, 2014

and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-103

 

Table 61: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Carbon & Graphite Fibers by Geographic Region - US, Canada,

Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America,

and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual

Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2013 through 2020

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-104

 

Table 62: World Historic Review for Carbon & Graphite Fibers

by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$

Million for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-105

 

Table 63: World 15-Year Perspective for Carbon & Graphite

Fibers by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar

Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding

Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets for Years

2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-106

 

Table 64: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Carbon & Graphite Powder by Geographic Region - US, Canada,

Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America,

and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual

Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2013 through 2020

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-107

 

Table 65: World Historic Review for Carbon & Graphite Powder

by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$

Million for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-108

 

Table 66: World 15-Year Perspective for Carbon & Graphite

Fibers by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar

Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding

Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets for Years

2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-109

 

Table 67: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Other Carbon & Graphite Products by Geographic Region - US,

Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin

America, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with

Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2013 through

2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-110

 

Table 68: World Historic Review for Other Carbon & Graphite

Products by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,

Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of

World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures

in US$ Million for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-111

 

Table 69: World 15-Year Perspective for Other Carbon &

Graphite Products by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown

of Dollar Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets

for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-112

 

Table 70: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Carbon & Graphite Fibers in Industrial Applications by

Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$

Million for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-113

 

Table 71: World Historic Review for Carbon & Graphite Fibers

in Industrial Applications by Geographic Region - US, Canada,

Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America,

and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual

Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2006 through 2012

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-114

 

Table 72: World 15-Year Perspective for Carbon & Graphite

Fibers in Industrial Applications by Geographic Region -

Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Canada, Japan,

Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and

Rest of World Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-115

 

Table 73: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Carbon & Graphite Fibers in Aerospace Industry by Geographic

Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding

Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets Independently

Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years

2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-116

 

Table 74: World Historic Review for Carbon & Graphite Fibers

in Aerospace Industry by Geographic Region - US, Canada,

Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America,

and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual

Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2006 through 2012

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-117

 

Table 75: World 15-Year Perspective for Carbon & Graphite

Fibers in Aerospace Industry by Geographic Region - Percentage

Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe,

Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of

World Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-118

 

Table 76: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Carbon & Graphite Fibers in Other Applications by Geographic

Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding

Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets Independently

Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years

2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-119

 

Table 77: World Historic Review for Carbon & Graphite Fibers

in Other Applications by Geographic Region - US, Canada,

Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America,

and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual

Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2006 through 2012

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-120

 

Table 78: World 15-Year Perspective for Carbon & Graphite

Fibers in Other Applications by Geographic Region - Percentage

Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe,

Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of

World Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-121

 

 

III. MARKET

 

1. THE UNITED STATES III-1

A.Market Analysis III-1

Market Outlook III-1

Overview of the Graphite Market III-1

Table 79: US Imports of Natural Graphite (2008-2012) (In

'000 Metric Tonnes) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-1

 

Table 80: US Natural Graphite Consumption (2007-2012) (In

Metric Tons) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-2

 

Table 81: Natural Graphite Prices in the US (2007-2012) -

Average Dollar Price Per Ton for Product Types - Flake,

Lump and Chip and Amorphous (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) III-2

Growing Share of EAF Steel - A Business Case for Graphite

Electrodes III-3

Table 82: US Steel Production Traced Over Three Decades

(1980-2010 and 2011-2013) - Percentage Share Breakdown of

Volume Production by Process (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) III-3

Major End-Uses of Graphite III-3

Refractories - The Major Application of Graphite in the US III-4

Table 83: US Natural Graphite Market (2013): Percentage

Share Breakdown of Consumption (Volume) by End-Use Segment

- Brake Lining, Carbon Products, Foundries, Lubricants,

Powdered Metals, Refractories, Rubber, and Others

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-4

Demand Rises for Recycled Refractory Graphite III-5

Technological Developments Spur Growth III-5

US Targets Significant Share in Carbon Fiber Market III-5

Lucrative Prospects for PAN Carbon Fiber in Defense and

Aerospace Applications III-6

Carbon Fiber -Preferred Material by the US DoD III-6

The FreedomCAR Program to Boost Carbon Fiber Demand III-7

US Activated Carbon Market - An Overview III-7

Trade Statistics III-8

Table 84: US Exports of Graphite Electrodes for Furnaces

(2013) - Percentage Share Breakdown of Export Value by

Destination Country (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-8

 

Table 85: US Exports of Graphite Electrodes for Electrical

Purposes (2013) - Percentage Share Breakdown of Export

Value by Destination Country (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) III-8

 

Table 86: US Exports of Carbon or Graphite Brushes (2013) -

Percentage Share Breakdown of Export Value by Destination

Country (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-9

 

Table 87: US Exports of Artificial Graphite (2013) -

Percentage Share Breakdown of Export Value by Destination

Country (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-9

 

Table 88: US Exports of Natural Graphite (2013) -

Percentage Share Breakdown of Export Value by Destination

Country (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-10

 

Table 89: US Imports of Graphite Electrodes for Furnaces

(2013) - Percentage Share Breakdown of Import Value by

Country of Origin (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-10

 

Table 90: US Imports of Graphite Electrodes for Electrical

Purposes (2013) - Percentage Share Breakdown of Import

Value by Country of Origin (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) III-11

 

Table 91: US Imports of Carbon or Graphite Brushes (2013) -

Percentage Share Breakdown of Import Value by Country of

Origin (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-11

 

Table 92: US Imports of Artificial Graphite (2013) -

Percentage Share Breakdown of Import Value by Country of

Origin (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-12

 

Table 93: US Imports of Natural Graphite (2013) -

Percentage Share Breakdown of Import Value by Country of

Origin (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-12

Product Launches III-13

Strategic Corporate Developments III-13

Select Key Players III-14

B.Market Analytics III-19

Table 94: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Carbon & Graphite by Product Category/Segment - Carbon &

Graphite Electrodes (Carbon Electrodes, and Graphite

Electrodes), Carbon & Graphite Fibers, Carbon & Graphite

Powders and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with

Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2013 through

2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-19

 

Table 95: US Historic Review for Carbon & Graphite by

Product Category/Segment - Carbon & Graphite Electrodes

(Carbon Electrodes, and Graphite Electrodes), Carbon &

Graphite Fibers, Carbon & Graphite Powders and Others

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in

US$ Thousand for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-20

 

Table 96: US 15-Year Perspective for Carbon & Graphite by

Product Category/ Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar

Sales for Carbon & Graphite Electrodes (Carbon Electrodes,

and Graphite Electrodes), Carbon & Graphite Fibers, Carbon &

Graphite Powders and Others Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and

2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-21

 

Table 97: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Carbon & Graphite Fibers by End-Uses - Industrial, Aerospace

and Other End-Use Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual

Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2013 through 2020

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-22

 

Table 98: US Historic Review for Carbon & Graphite Fibers by

End-Uses - Industrial, Aerospace and Other End-Use Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$

Thousand for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) III-23

 

Table 99: US 15-Year Perspective for Carbon & Graphite

Fibers by End-Uses - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales

for Industrial, Aerospace and Other End-Use Markets for

Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) III-24

 

2. CANADA III-25

A.Market Analysis III-25

Outlook III-25

Graphite Market in Canada III-25

Trade Statistics III-25

Table 100: Canadian Exports of Graphite Electrodes for

Furnaces (2013) - Percentage Share Breakdown of Export

Value by Destination Country (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) III-25

 

Table 101: Canadian Exports of Graphite Electrodes for

Electrical Purposes (2013) - Percentage Share Breakdown of

Export Value by Destination Country (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) III-26

 

Table 102: Canadian Exports of Artificial Graphite (2013) -

Percentage Share Breakdown of Export Value by Destination

Country (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-26

 

Table 103: Canadian Exports of Natural Graphite (2013) -

Percentage Share Breakdown of Export Value by Destination

Country (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-26

 

Table 104: Canadian Imports of Natural Graphite (2013) -

Percentage Share Breakdown of Import Value by Country of

Origin (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-27

 

Table 105: Canadian Imports of Graphite Electrodes for

Furnaces (2013) - Percentage Share Breakdown of Import

Value by Country of Origin (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) III-27

 

Table 106: Canadian Exports of Graphite Carbon or Graphite

Brushes (2013) - Percentage Share Breakdown of Export Value

by Destination Country (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-28

 

Table 107: Canadian Imports of Graphite Electrodes for

Electrical Purposes (2013) - Percentage Share Breakdown of

Import Value by Country of Origin (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) III-28

 

Table 108: Canadian Imports of Carbon or Graphite Brushes

(2013) - Percentage Share Breakdown of Import Value by

Country of Origin (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-29

 

Table 109: Canadian Imports of Artificial Graphite (2013) -

Percentage Share Breakdown of Import Value by Country of

Origin (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-29

Strategic Corporate Developments III-30

B.Market Analytics III-31

Table 110: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis

for Carbon & Graphite by Product Category/Segment - Carbon &

Graphite Electrodes (Carbon Electrodes, and Graphite

Electrodes), Carbon & Graphite Fibers, Carbon & Graphite

Powders and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with

Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2013 through

2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-31

 

Table 111: Canadian Historic Review for Carbon & Graphite by

Product Category/Segment - Carbon & Graphite Electrodes

(Carbon Electrodes, and Graphite Electrodes), Carbon &

Graphite Fibers, Carbon & Graphite Powders and Others

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in

US$ Thousand for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-32

 

Table 112: Canadian 15-Year Perspective for Carbon &

Graphite by Product Category/ Segment - Percentage Breakdown

of Dollar Sales for Carbon & Graphite Electrodes (Carbon

Electrodes, and Graphite Electrodes), Carbon & Graphite

Fibers, Carbon & Graphite Powders and Others Markets for

Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) III-33

 

Table 113: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis

for Carbon & Graphite Fibers by End-Uses - Industrial,

Aerospace and Other End-Use Markets Independently Analyzed

with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2013

through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-34

 

Table 114: Canadian Historic Review for Carbon & Graphite

Fibers by End-Uses - Industrial, Aerospace and Other End-Use

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in

US$ Thousand for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-35

 

Table 115: Canadian 15-Year Perspective for Carbon &

Graphite Fibers by End-Uses - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar

Sales for Industrial, Aerospace and Other End-Use Markets

for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) III-36

 

3. JAPAN III-37

A.Market Analysis III-37

Outlook III-37

Japanese Market for Carbon Fiber III-37

Product Launches III-37

Strategic Corporate Developments III-37

Select Players III-39

B.Market Analytics III-42

Table 116: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis

for Carbon & Graphite by Product Category/Segment - Carbon &

Graphite Electrodes (Carbon Electrodes, and Graphite

Electrodes), Carbon & Graphite Fibers, Carbon & Graphite

Powders and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with

Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2013 through

2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-42

 

Table 117: Japanese Historic Review for Carbon & Graphite by

Product Category/Segment - Carbon & Graphite Electrodes

(Carbon Electrodes, and Graphite Electrodes), Carbon &

Graphite Fibers, Carbon & Graphite Powders and Others

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in

US$ Thousand for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-43

 

Table 118: Japanese 15-Year Perspective for Carbon &

Graphite by Product Category/ Segment - Percentage Breakdown

of Dollar Sales for Carbon & Graphite Electrodes (Carbon

Electrodes, and Graphite Electrodes), Carbon & Graphite

Fibers, Carbon & Graphite Powders and Others Markets for

Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) III-44

 

Table 119: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis

for Carbon & Graphite Fibers by End-Uses - Industrial,

Aerospace and Other End-Use Markets Independently Analyzed

with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2013

through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-45

 

Table 120: Japanese Historic Review for Carbon & Graphite

Fibers by End-Uses - Industrial, Aerospace and Other End-Use

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in

US$ Thousand for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-46

 

Table 121: Japanese 15-Year Perspective for Carbon &

Graphite Fibers by End-Uses - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar

Sales for Industrial, Aerospace and Other End-Use Markets

for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) III-47

 

4. EUROPE III-48

A.Market Analysis III-48

Outlook III-48

Demand Slumps for C&G Products in 2013 III-48

European Natural Graphite Production III-48

Table 122: EU Natural Graphite Production (2010) -

Percentage Share Breakdown of Volume Production by Country

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-48

Carbon Fiber Market on the Rise III-49

Carbon & Natural- Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastics to Offer

Good Competition to Glass Fibers III-49

Trade Statistics III-49

Table 123: EU-28 Imports of Carbon Electrodes (2013) -

Percentage Share Breakdown of Import Value by Country of

Origin (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-49

 

Table 124: EU-28 Exports of Carbon Electrodes (2013) -

Percentage Share Breakdown of Export Value by Destination

Country (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-50

B.Market Analytics III-51

Table 125: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis

for Carbon & Graphite by Geographic Region - France,

Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia, and Rest of Europe

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in

US$ Thousand for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-51

 

Table 126: European Historic Review for Carbon & Graphite by

Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain,

Russia, and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed

with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2006

through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-52

 

Table 127: European 15-Year Perspective for Carbon &

Graphite by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of

Dollar Sales for France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia,

and Rest of Europe Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-53

 

Table 128: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis

for Carbon & Graphite by Product Category/Segment - Carbon &

Graphite Electrodes (Carbon Electrodes, and Graphite

Electrodes), Carbon & Graphite Fibers, Carbon & Graphite

Powders and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with

Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2013 through

2020 (includes corresponding Graph/

 

 

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