Silicon spot market stalls before 2013 talks

Oct 23, 2012 | 04:06 PM | Suzy Waite

Tags  silicon, silicon prices, aluminum, automotive, Suzy Waite

NEW YORK — Spot silicon activity has ground to halt over the past few weeks amid some 2013 contract discussions.

"Silicon markets have been very, very quiet the past two or three weeks," one consumer told AMM.

"There (have) been a number of customers in the market for 2013 business, but there haven’t been any significant purchases yet," a supplier agreed.

Producers and consumers are mostly sitting on the sidelines regarding next year’s business, market participants said.

"No one’s in any rush. No one is worried they’re not going to get material (for next year)," the first supplier said.....

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