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Power supply restrictions to rally prices of silico-manganese alloy late-Apr

The looming electricity supply cuts helped stem the decline in prices of #6517 silico-manganese alloy on Apr 11

Price Review Forecast

01:50:33PM Apr 11, 2019

Market commentary Silico-manganese
Weak prices reduce operating rates across silicon plants in Mar

Weak prices of silicon depressed production enthusiasm at mills and delayed their resumption after maintenance

Data Analysis

06:40:47PM Apr 09, 2019

Market commentary Silicon
SMM Minor Metals Summit: Indium prices to lack support in 2019 as supply exceeds demand 

This is despite development of 5G technology, smart manufacturing, and digital economy that will pull up demand

Price Review Forecast

06:20:01PM Apr 03, 2019

Market commentary SMM Minor Metals Summit
Downstream monthly procurement prevents decline in silicon prices 

Lower supplies and poor margins also drove most silicon producers to hold offers firm

Price Review Forecast

03:40:47PM Apr 03, 2019

Market commentary Silicon
Lithium carbonate prices to face downward pressure end-Apr

As of Apr 2, lower supplies and greater demand have stabilised prices of lithium carbonate for some six months

Price Review Forecast

05:02:41PM Apr 02, 2019

Market commentary Lithium carbonate
Greater deliveries before VAT cuts slow declines in silicon prices

While a lower VAT will have minimal impact on prices of silicon, market pessimism will extend the decline in silicon prices in Apr

Price Review Forecast

02:13:49PM Mar 29, 2019

Market commentary Silicon
High-nickel ternary batteries demand growth pressured by 2019 NEVs subsidy policy

To qualify for a subsidy, NEVs must have a minimum energy density of 125wh/kg, up from 105wh/kg in 2018

Industry News

03:46:47PM Mar 27, 2019

Market commentary New Energy Vehicle NEV
Higher electricity prices lower production of silicon plants in Xinjiang

Local electricity prices will be raised by 0.02 yuan/kWh

Smm Insight

04:51:03PM Mar 06, 2019

Market commentary Silicon
China to cut manufacturing VAT by 3 percentage points

This will lower VAT from 16% to 13%

Smm Insight

12:33:02PM Mar 05, 2019

Tax cuts Copper Aluminium Zinc Lead Tin
Higher costs of chrome ore to underpin ferrochrome prices post-holiday

Electricity supply shortage in South Africa affected production at local mines, and lifted prices of chrome ore delivered to China

Smm Insight

12:06:23PM Feb 22, 2019

Market commentary Ferrochrome Chrome ore
Power supply restrictions to rally prices of silico-manganese alloy late-Apr

Power supply restrictions to rally prices of silico-manganese alloy late-Apr

The looming electricity supply cuts helped stem the decline in prices of #6517 silico-manganese alloy on Apr 11

01:50:33PM Apr 11, 2019

Price Review Forecast

Market commentary Silico-manganese
Weak prices reduce operating rates across silicon plants in Mar

Weak prices reduce operating rates across silicon plants in Mar

Weak prices of silicon depressed production enthusiasm at mills and delayed their resumption after maintenance

06:40:47PM Apr 09, 2019

Data Analysis

Market commentary Silicon
SMM Minor Metals Summit: Indium prices to lack support in 2019 as supply exceeds demand 

SMM Minor Metals Summit: Indium prices to lack support in 2019 as supply exceeds demand 

This is despite development of 5G technology, smart manufacturing, and digital economy that will pull up demand

06:20:01PM Apr 03, 2019

Price Review Forecast

Market commentary SMM Minor Metals Summit
Downstream monthly procurement prevents decline in silicon prices 

Downstream monthly procurement prevents decline in silicon prices 

Lower supplies and poor margins also drove most silicon producers to hold offers firm

03:40:47PM Apr 03, 2019

Price Review Forecast

Market commentary Silicon
Lithium carbonate prices to face downward pressure end-Apr

Lithium carbonate prices to face downward pressure end-Apr

As of Apr 2, lower supplies and greater demand have stabilised prices of lithium carbonate for some six months

05:02:41PM Apr 02, 2019

Price Review Forecast

Market commentary Lithium carbonate
Greater deliveries before VAT cuts slow declines in silicon prices

Greater deliveries before VAT cuts slow declines in silicon prices

While a lower VAT will have minimal impact on prices of silicon, market pessimism will extend the decline in silicon prices in Apr

02:13:49PM Mar 29, 2019

Price Review Forecast

Market commentary Silicon
High-nickel ternary batteries demand growth pressured by 2019 NEVs subsidy policy

High-nickel ternary batteries demand growth pressured by 2019 NEVs subsidy policy

To qualify for a subsidy, NEVs must have a minimum energy density of 125wh/kg, up from 105wh/kg in 2018

03:46:47PM Mar 27, 2019

Industry News

Market commentary New Energy Vehicle NEV
Higher electricity prices lower production of silicon plants in Xinjiang

Higher electricity prices lower production of silicon plants in Xinjiang

Local electricity prices will be raised by 0.02 yuan/kWh

04:51:03PM Mar 06, 2019

Smm Insight

Market commentary Silicon
China to cut manufacturing VAT by 3 percentage points

China to cut manufacturing VAT by 3 percentage points

This will lower VAT from 16% to 13%

12:33:02PM Mar 05, 2019

Smm Insight

Tax cuts Copper Aluminium Zinc Lead Tin
Higher costs of chrome ore to underpin ferrochrome prices post-holiday

Higher costs of chrome ore to underpin ferrochrome prices post-holiday

Electricity supply shortage in South Africa affected production at local mines, and lifted prices of chrome ore delivered to China

12:06:23PM Feb 22, 2019

Smm Insight

Market commentary Ferrochrome Chrome ore