Silicon prices firm as demand rises

Oct 08, 2013 | 01:47 PM | Michael Cowden

Tags  silicon, silicon prices, Globe Specialty Metals, contract negotiations, trade petition, Canada, Quebec Silicon LP, scrap P1020

CHICAGO — Silicon prices have edged up slightly due to higher demand from aluminum secondary producers and extruders, who used up 2013 contracted material faster than planned, and a slowness to use Chinese imported material.

A major aluminum producer in Canada reportedly boosted its silicon requirements because of a trade petition filed in Canada against imports of silicon from China (, April 23).

AMM’s silicon metal price range narrowed to $1.20 to $1.29 per pound last week from $1.19 to $1.29 previously. Most market sources said prices below $1.20 were no longer in the market, although some, forecast that prices were headed downward.....

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