In China, the grade 553 silicon metal export price was
unchanged at $1,470-1,510 per tonne on Friday June 16.
The majority of market players surveyed by Metal Bulletin
believe the price will remain stable at this level at least for
the next few weeks. Supply tightness in grade 553 silicon has
eased slightly with more capacity in southern China resuming in
the past few weeks. However, it is still difficult for traders
to source material with instant delivery from refineries,
market participants told Metal Bulletin. "Refineries
don’t have much stock for the spot market. When I
booked material from a refinery, I was told the cargoes
won’t be delivered until July," a trader said.
With a negative outlook on silicon prices during raining
season, refineries in China had been...