1 INTRODUCTION 13
1.1 OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY 13
1.2 MARKET DEFINITION 13
1.3 MARKET SCOPE 14
1.3.1 YEARS CONSIDERED FOR THE STUDY 15
1.4 CURRENCY 15
1.5 PACKAGE SIZE 15
1.6 LIMITATIONS 15
1.7 STAKEHOLDERS 16

2 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 17
2.1 RESEARCH DATA 17
2.1.1 SECONDARY DATA 18
2.1.1.1 Key data from secondary sources 18
2.1.2 PRIMARY DATA 19
2.1.2.1 Key data from primary sources 19
2.1.2.2 Key industry insights 20
2.1.2.3 Breakdown of primary interviews 20
2.2 MARKET SIZE ESTIMATION 21
2.3 DATA TRIANGULATION 23
2.4 RESEARCH ASSUMPTIONS 24

3 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 25

4 PREMIUM INSIGHTS 29
4.1 ATTRACTIVE GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES IN THE GRAPHITE MARKET 29
4.2 GRAPHITE MARKET, BY APPLICATION 29
4.3 GRAPHITE MARKET, BY REGION 30
4.4 GRAPHITE MARKET, BY TYPE 30
4.5 ASIA-PACIFIC GRAPHITE MARKET, BY COUNTRY, AND APPLICATION 31

5 MACROECONOMIC OVERVIEW AND KEY TRENDS 32
5.1 INTRODUCTION 32
5.2 TRENDS AND FORECAST OF GDP 32
5.3 TRENDS IN THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY 33
5.4 TRENDS IN THE AEROSPACE INDUSTRY 34
5.5 TRENDS IN THE WIND ENERGY INDUSTRY 35

6 MARKET OVERVIEW 36
6.1 INTRODUCTION 36
6.2 MARKET DYNAMICS 36
6.2.1 DRIVERS 37
6.2.1.1 Growing demand for lithium-ion batteries and fuel cells 37
6.2.1.2 Increasing use of graphite in the wind energy industry 37
6.2.1.3 Rising use of graphite for manufacturing of structural composite parts used in aircraft 37
6.2.2 RESTRAINTS 37
6.2.2.1 Increased export duty on graphite in China 37
6.2.3 OPPORTUNITIES 38
6.2.3.1 Growing usage of graphite in green technologies 38
6.2.3.2 Opportunities in new applications 38
6.2.4 CHALLENGES 38
6.2.4.1 Insufficient production capacity 38
6.2.4.2 Production of low-cost graphite 38
6.3 PORTER’S FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS 39
6.3.1 THREAT OF NEW ENTRANTS 40
6.3.2 THREAT OF SUBSTITUTES 40
6.3.3 BARGAINING POWER OF SUPPLIERS 40
6.3.4 BARGAINING POWER OF BUYERS 40
6.3.5 INTENSITY OF COMPETITIVE RIVALRY 41

7 GRAPHITE MARKET, BY APPLICATION 42
7.1 INTRODUCTION 43
7.2 REFRACTORY 45
7.3 FOUNDRY 46
7.4 BATTERY 47
7.5 FRICTION PRODUCT 48
7.6 LUBRICANT 49
7.7 OTHERS 50

8 GRAPHITE MARKET, BY TYPE 51
8.1 INTRODUCTION 52
8.2 NATURAL GRAPHITE 53
8.2.1 NATURAL GRAPHITE, BY SUBTYPE 54
8.3 SYNTHETIC GRAPHITE 55

9 REGIONAL ANALYSIS 56
9.1 INTRODUCTION 57
9.2 NORTH AMERICA 59
9.2.1 U.S. 61
9.2.2 CANADA 63
9.2.3 MEXICO 64
9.3 EUROPE 66
9.3.1 GERMANY 69
9.3.2 FRANCE 70
9.3.3 U.K. 71
9.3.4 ITALY 73
9.3.5 SPAIN 74
9.4 ASIA-PACIFIC 75
9.4.1 CHINA 79
9.4.2 JAPAN 80
9.4.3 SOUTH KOREA 81
9.4.4 INDIA 83
9.4.5 AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND 84
9.5 SOUTH AMERICA 86
9.5.1 BRAZIL 89
9.5.2 ARGENTINA 90
9.5.3 CHILE 91
9.6 MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA 92
9.6.1 UAE 96
9.6.2 SAUDI ARABIA 97
9.6.3 QATAR 98
9.6.4 KUWAIT 100
9.6.5 OMAN 101

10 COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE 103
10.1 INTRODUCTION 103
10.1.1 DYNAMIC 103
10.1.2 INNOVATOR 103
10.1.3 VANGUARD 103
10.1.4 EMERGING 103
10.2 OVERVIEW 104
10.3 PRODUCT OFFERINGS 105
10.4 BUSINESS STRATEGIES 106
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11 COMPANY PROFILES 107
(Overview, Financial*, Products & Services, Strategy, and Developments)
11.1 TRITON MINERALS LTD. 107
11.2 HEXAGON RESOURCES LIMITED 110
11.3 MASON GRAPHITE, INC. 112
11.4 FOCUS GRAPHITE INC. 114
11.5 ENERGIZER RESOURCES INC. 116
11.6 SGL GROUP 118
11.7 MERSEN GROUP 121
11.8 GRAFTECH INTERNATIONAL LTD. 124
11.9 GRAPHITE INDIA LIMITED 126
11.10 HEG LIMITED 129
11.11 TOKAI CARBON CO. LTD. 132
11.12 TOYO TANSO CO. LTD. 135
11.13 OTHER PLAYERS IN THE GRAPHITE MARKET 138
*Details might not be captured in case of unlisted companies

12 APPENDIX 139
12.1 DISCUSSION GUIDE 139
12.2 KNOWLEDGE STORE: MARKETSANDMARKETS SUBSCRIPTION PORTAL 141
12.3 INTRODUCING RT: REAL-TIME MARKET INTELLIGENCE 143
12.4 AVAILABLE CUSTOMIZATIONS 144
12.5 RELATED REPORTS 144
12.6 AUTHOR DETAILS 145
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