SHANGHAI, Apr. 20 (SMM) – Silicon metal producers in Baoshan, Yunnan Province gradually stopped production for unit maintenance, Shanghai Metals Market learns.
Low prices and sluggish sales are main reasons behind the suspension, SMM points out, in addition to poor operation conditions at furnaces after running for a period of time.
Those producers in the region plan to return online after the arrival of high-water period.
At present, only one chemical-grade silicon metal producer remains online in Yunnan.
On April 20, silicon metal prices held largely stable, and in Kunming, prices for #421 were between 11,800-11,900 yuan per tonne, with a price gap over #411 at 100 yuan per tonne.
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