SHANGHAI, Apr 9 (SMM) — SMM data showed that China's silicon metal output stood at 202,000 mt in March, basically flat from the previous month.
Under the dual control restrictions, most of the Inner Mongolia silicon plants were shut down in March, and only a few companies reduced their load production. Supplemented by the resumption of maintenance and production capacity in Sichuan, Shaanxi, Guangxi, Hunan and other production areas, national supply was basically stable in March from the previous month.
The start time of the Yunnan Nujiang silicon plant has not been negotiated due to the unresolved electricity price. Most of the silicon plants in other parts of the province plan to reduce production and take maintenance from April to May to ensure normal production after the June flood season. Some Xinjiang silicon plants also have maintenance plans. After Sichuan entered the average flow period, the resumption of production of silicon plants will increase, and the restoration of production capacity in Inner Mongolia will supplement the supply. SMM expects China's silicon metal output to remain at about 200,000 mt in April.