Silicon prices steady as 2013 talks begin

Sep 25, 2012 | 03:52 PM | Suzy Waite

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NEW YORK — Sluggish activity in the silicon market has kept spot prices firm as next year’s contract discussions kick off.

"We haven’t done a whole lot of activity. A truckload here, a truckload there. ... There hasn’t been a change (in prices)," one supplier told AMM.

"We have some longer-term contracts already in place (and) we’re still talking and negotiating for next year. Nothing is settled at this point," according to a second supplier.

Silicon prices slipped to a 26-month low of $1.25 to $1.30 per pound in July, largely due to weaker demand in Europe and oversupply from domestic and international producers. ....

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