Trade case helps push US silicon metal price to 10-year high

With the latest trade case against silicon imports expected to conclude in domestic producers’ favor, the price of silicon metal in the United States has reached its highest point in more than a decade - surpassing the highs reached at the time of the last trade case in 2018.

Fastmarkets assessed the price for silicon, ddp US at $1.43-1.50 per lb on Thursday April 15, up from $1.41-1.48 per lb on April 7. The price has risen steadily since holding in a range of $0.95-0.98 per lb in September 2020, supported by a lack of imports, according to market participants.


Orla O'Sullivan

April 16, 2021

18:15 GMT

New York