2011-08-11 | Editor : Ted 3084 pageviews

Production Capacity Advances in China and Korea Triggered Price Decrease

According to the Energy Trend’s latest survey, polysilicon spot price has shown a significant decrease. However, the polysilicon price quotation remained at $50/kg, and trading prices ranged between $51/kg and $53/kg. Following last week’s downward trend, this week’s average price came to $52.55/kg, a 2.92% decrease.

Since the demand prospects for the late third quarter to fourth quarter of 2011 remained unclear, manufacturers have taken a conservative attitude towards the polysilicon inventory level. Medium and small-scale manufacturers, dominating the spot market are becoming stringent in monitoring inventory control since they are unable to weather market changes as well as their top-tier counterparts. On the other hand, as polysilicon production capacities are about to increase in China and Korea, the downstream PV manufacturers believe that polysilicon price pressure will rise, in turn affecting manufacturers’ procurement intentions. EnergyTrend therefore projects that the polysilicon price is expected to reach $45/kg by the end of 2011.

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