Metals News
[Minor metal] Domestic Silicon Metal Prices Soar
smm insight
Dec 7,2009

SHANGHAI, Nov. 24 (SMM) -- Domestic silicon metal prices soared due the reluctance by silicon producers to move goods. Offers were RMB 12,000/mt for #553 silicon, RMB 12,500-12,800/mt for #441 silicon, RMB 13,000-14,000/mt for #3303 silicon, and RMB 14,000-14,500/mt for #2202 silicon at ports.

    Silicon producers will experience great negative impact from power supply shortage during low-water period before May and June 2010. In addition, they kept operating rates low for nearly half a year, tightening spot supply in the market and generating the reluctance by silicon producers to sell goods, so silicon metal prices soared in response. However, the rapid growth in silicon metal prices limited market transactions, leaving neutral trading sentiment.

    SMM believes silicon metal prices will likely inch up further, but lacking support from transactions currently. Inventories at exporters and consumers were low, and market prices are waiting for solid support from transactions.


Copyright © 2009, CBI (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

None of this material may be used for any commercial or public use in any form or means, without the prior written consent of CBI China. For reproduction issue, please contact us by email: or tel:86-21-51550040

Manganese Cobalt Silicon Tin Bismuth
Market movement
minor metal price
Mn Co Si Sn Bi
For queries, please contact Frank LIU at
For more information on how to access our research reports, please email
Related Price

No Data