Silicon prices hold firm on Brazil supply cuts

Apr 04, 2014 | 03:41 PM | Michael Cowden

Tags  silicon, silicon metal, silicon prices, Brazil silicon, Michael Cowden

CHICAGO — Silicon metal prices have held at higher levels, with production cuts in Brazil and firm domestic demand keeping supplies tight.

AMM’s silicon metal price range remains unchanged at $1.35 to $1.39 per pound, although market sources reported transactions for less-than-truckload volumes at higher levels.

While some producers said they were angling for spot prices as high as $1.45 per pound, others market players scoffed at the idea that demand was strong enough or supplies scarce enough to support prices in the mid-$1.40s.....

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