Chinese silicon price continues to slide despite expectations for strong start to 2021

Chinese exporters of silicon grade 5-5-3 continued to lower their offers last week amid scant interest from buyers abroad.

Fastmarkets’ weekly price assessment for silicon export 98.5% Si min, fob China was $1,850-1,880 per tonne on Friday January 15, down by $50-70 (3.1%) from $1,900-1,950 per tonne a week earlier. The price had been assessed at $2,000-2,020 per tonne at the beginning of last month.

Contrary to most market participants’ expectation for a robust silicon market at least until the Lunar New Year (February 12), the Chinese silicon export price has continued to weaken since the second...

Published

Ruby Liu

January 21, 2021

03:21 GMT

Shanghai