Silicon prices narrow on trade case, automotive

Nov 12, 2013 | 04:04 PM | Michael Cowden

Tags  silicon prices, silicon metal, Globe Specialty Metals, automotive demand, die cast, aluminum, Michael Cowden

CHICAGO — Silicon prices have narrowed in recent weeks as some consumers ran through their 2013 contract volumes earlier than expected and supply tightened due to a trade complaint in Canada against imports from China, market sources said.

AMM’s silicon metal price assessment has narrowed to $1.25 to $1.28 per pound from $1.20 to $1.29 previously. Most deals were reported at $1.25 to $1.26 per pound, but several consumers who had yet to conclude business said they were fishing for prices as low as $1.20 to $1.24.....

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