Silicon prices hold amid mixed outlook

Mar 04, 2013 | 02:46 PM | Suzy Waite

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

NEW YORK — Quiet spot demand has kept silicon prices steady, although market participants remain divided on the future direction of prices.

AMM’s silicon price range is between $1.23 and $1.28 per pound.

While consumers say business is mediocre at best and insist there are no indications that prices will do anything but move sideways or even down, suppliers anticipate a pickup in end market demand this year, led by a strong automotive sector, and maintain that prices will undoubtedly rise as a result.....

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