Global primary foundry alloy premiums steady on easing silicon prices

Prices for aluminium primary foundry alloy (PFA) in Europe and the US were steady, with global silicon prices starting to ease during the last few weeks.

Fastmarkets assessed the aluminium primary foundry alloy, silicon 7 ingot premium, ddp Germany at $800-900 per tonne on Friday November 12, flat at a record high from the previous assessment, on October 8.
Fastmarkets' monthly aluminium primary foundry alloy, silicon 7 ingot premium, ddp Eastern Europe was assessed at $800-900 per tonne on Friday, unchanged from October 8.
The premium is up by 45% from September on the heels of surging silicon prices. 

Silicon prices have softened in recent weeks but remain at historically high levels. The price for silicon export 98.5% Si min, fob China was assessed at $3,600-4,000 per...

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Chris Kavanagh

Justin Yang

November 12, 2021

22:00 GMT

London, New York