Spot silicon prices strengthen on tight supplies

Feb 04, 2013 | 10:10 AM | Michael Cowden

Tags  silicon prices, imports, production curtailments, automotive, port strike, Michael Cowden

CHICAGO — Spot silicon prices in the United States have strengthened in recent weeks, bolstered by tighter supplies and better demand, according to some market sources.

AMM spot silicon prices have edged up to a range of $1.23 to $1.28 per pound from $1.22 to $1.27 previously.

One supplier source told AMM that he was "a little taken aback" that some people were still referring to prices in the low $1.20s. He said his company was quoting business in the $1.30s and recently had done business at as high as $1.36 per pound, albeit for less-than-truckload quantities.....

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