Silicon prices firm despite end of import duties

Nov 29, 2006 | 10:23 AM | Meghann McDonell

Silicon prices have firmed slightly as the market remains nervous about 2007 supplies, despite the fact that Brazilian companies may now export to the U.S. market free of anti-dumping duties.

Although traders said they expect Brazilian exporters to target the U.S. market following the U.S. International Trade Commission's Nov. 15 revocation of import duties, the ruling came too late to impact the silicon pricing picture for next year. Most silicon is sold in the United States via annual contracts.....

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