GLOBAL SILICON SNAPSHOT: Chinese export price declines on ample supply; weaker demand pushes European grade 4-4-1 lower

Key data from the pricing sessions in Asia and Europe for the week ended Friday June 5.

Key drivers 

Good supply coupled with persistently weak demand pushed the Chinese silicon export price to its lowest level since September 2016.  Most silicon producers in Fujian province have shut down operations because of the cancellation of cheaper electricity prices in the third quarter by the local government. But this has had no effect on grade 5-5-3 silicon supply because the affected producers mainly supply chemical grade silicon, market sources said.  Refiners in Yunnan...


Cristina Belda

Huaqing Fu

July 08, 2019

13:55 GMT

London, Shanghai