GLOBAL SILICON SNAPSHOT: US price falls again on surplus supply; European, Chinese prices steady

Key data from the pricing sessions in Asia, Europe and the United States for the week ended Friday August 9.


Key drivers

Excess supply endures, with contracted material, silicon-rich scrap alternatives and grade 5-5-3 increasingly coming to the United States from numerous overseas suppliers.  Business remains subdued for automakers, lowering their demand for secondary aluminium alloys made with silicon. Key quotes “There are a lot of silicon options now, with more companies from...


Cristina Belda

Huaqing Fu

Orla O'Sullivan

August 12, 2019

16:15 GMT

Shanghai, New York, London