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February 2020 | Ferro-alloys


Impressive gains in China and Europe spread to US, with upward momentum expected to continue: Silicon Metal Highlights


Most Chinese exporters have sold out their port stocks in the past few weeks and have been unable to replenish their stock levels at a fast enough rate.

Chinese 98.5% grade silicon metal export prices have been gaining momentum in line with firmer domestic markets driven on tight prompt supply. Most silicon metal plants in southwestern China have yet to resume operations after the New Year holiday, while plants in Xinjiang province are operating at a production capacity rate of 30-50%.

Most Chinese exporters have sold out their port stocks in the past few weeks and have been unable to replenish their stock levels at a fast enough rate. Some Chinese exporters have yet...

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