Market for Artificial and Colloidal Graphite in Ukraine
In value terms, artificial and colloidal graphite production shrank to $ in estimated in export price. In general, the total production indicated moderate growth from 2007 to : its value increased at an average annual rate of +% over the last fourteen years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on figures, production increased by +% against 2016 indices. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2017 with an increase of % against the previous year. Over the period under review, production reached the maximum level at $ in , and then contracted modestly in the following year.
The size of the artificial and colloidal graphite market in Ukraine dropped dramatically to $ in , which is down by -% against the previous year. This figure reflects the total revenues of producers and importers (excluding logistics costs, retail marketing costs, and retailers' margins, which will be included in the final consumer price). Overall, consumption continues to indicate a pronounced reduction. As a result, consumption attained the peak level of $, and then shrank sharply in the following year.