China’s silicon export prices rise on tight availability at ports, positive sentiment among suppliers

Chinese silicon export prices have performed stronger since the market returned from the Chinese New Year holiday, largely supported by concerns of low spot availability and an uptick of sentiment among suppliers.

Metal Bulletin assessed China silicon 98.5% export prices at $1,520-1,540 on Wednesday February 15, up 3.7% from a week ago.  The higher prices were attributed to material tightness due to diminished stocks at ports and very low production. Market players expect silicon export prices to continue upwards at least until mid- or late-March. Major Chinese ports have seen a rapid fall in silicon stocks since late last week, according to a trader source. It is estimated that there was over 10,000 tonnes of silicon stock...


Susan Zou

February 16, 2017

12:30 GMT