Off Grade Silicon Metal Price Approached Silicon Metal 553 Price

Silicon metal 97 is a product in the production process of metal silicon, which can also be called Off Grade Silicon Metal. Its Si content is lower than other metallic silicon. It is generally used as a deoxidizer and can also be used as a substitute for other silicon metals in other ways. Since the advent of silicon metal 97 products, it has gradually occupied some of the original markets of silicon metal 553 and silicon metal 441.

This week, the market for metallurgical grade silicon metal is relatively stable. The mainstream ex-factory price of silicon metal 553 non-oxygen grade is maintained at around 9600 RMB/ton. The mainstream cash transaction of silicon metal 553 oxygen grade port is 10500-10800 RMB/ton. The price of off-grade silicon metal with iron content of less than 1.0 and calcium content of less than 0.2 is also 9300-9500 RMB/ton, and its external quotation is basically close to the price of Si #553; Silicon Metal 441# ex-factory price 10600-10800 RMB/ton, 3303# and 2202# market output and demand are small. As the vicious competition of grabbing customers at low prices is intensifying, the future market development trend may be more biased towards low-quality low-quality silicon products.

According to incomplete statistics, there were 12 factories producing Off Grade Silicon Metal in China in May 2020, involving 34 ore furnaces, with an expected production capacity of 31,750 tons, a production capacity of 272,500 tons, and an actual output of approximately 23,450 tons, which compared with May production situation has been reduced by 1 unit.

Since this year, the price trend of Off Grade Silicon Metal has been basically consistent with that of metallurgical grade silicon metal. Off-grade silicon metal manufacturers generally say that their production costs are relatively high, and the price decline is limited. Therefore, some factories are not enthusiastic about resuming work, and there are plans to switch to other products in production plants. The production of 553 non-oxygenated metal silicon has increased since the rainy season, but the downstream consumption capacity has declined, and its prices have been in a state of decline. Regardless of whether it is 97 silicon or 553 non-oxygen-producing production plants are more rational under the high cost, indicating that prices below the cost will no longer be shipped, and the recent trend of various products has also stabilized.