Something You Need To Know About Chinese Silicon Metal

Jul 25, 2019 / 253 views

China is the world's leading producer of silicon metal.Silicon metal production capacity has been rising in China in recent years.

Something you need to know about Chinese silcion metal

With the acceleration of national energy conservation and emission reduction and the construction of ecological civilization, many emerging energy enterprises have built a series of circular industrial chains, such as metallic silicon, polycrystalline silicon, monocrystalline silicon and solar cells.

Commonly used metal silicon grade:

  • Silcon metal 553
  • Silicon metal 441
  • Silicon metal 3303
  • Silicon metal 2202

The development of metallic silicon in China

Before 2005, the United States, Japan, Germany and other countries took polysilicon as strategic materials, while China generally imported polysilicon.

2007 was the first year of polysilicon production in China.

In 2008, foreign media falsely reported pollution caused by polysilicon production in China, cracking down on the emerging polysilicon industry in China.Under the restriction of technology, the production level, scale, cost, energy consumption, pollution and other problems of domestic polysilicon industry have been criticized.

In 2010, China's photovoltaic industry suffered from low-cost dumping of polysilicon from the United States and South Korea.

In 2012, it was subjected to the "double anti" sanctions imposed by Europe and the United States on photovoltaic terminal products.

After years of efforts, in terms of photovoltaic industry alone, China's current market size has reached 360 billion yuan, and many Chinese enterprises' photovoltaic power generation products are sold overseas.

What is the future development of silicon metal market in China?

China's silicon metal industry is growing rapidly. What about the future market? The data are wordless, but the most persuasive.

In 2015, domestic polysilicon manufacturers produced only about 74,000 tons of polysilicon.However, at the same time, the production of photovoltaic modules in China in 2015 increased by about 16% compared with the previous year, and the increase of modules must represent the increase of polysilicon consumption.

Therefore, the increase in polysilicon demand in 2015 was entirely met by imports of polysilicon. Thus, polysilicon industry is not surplus, but this industry is too sunrise.

With the development of society, the amount of silicon metal used by high-tech industries such as computer and solar energy will be more and more.China metal silicon will also continue to occupy a place on the world stage in the future.


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