Silicon in January 2019

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1 Mineral Industry Surveys For information, contact: Emily Schnebele, Silicon Commodity Specialist K. L. Reid olly (Data) M National Minerals Information Center Telephone: (703) 648- 7942 U.S. Geological Survey Fax: (703) 648- 7975 989 National Center Email: m @usgs.gov lreid Reston, VA 20192 Telephone: (703 7757 -4945, Fax: (703) 648- ) 648 Internet: http://minerals.usgs.gov/minerals / [email protected] Email: ILICON IN JANUARY 2019 S Domestic production o f silicon materials 00 metric was 40,8 rices P decrease tons (t) 2018 a 3% from in January 2019, December for silicon metal U.S. spot price verage The a 116.85 was and 5% less than January 2018 production production , (fig. 1 cents per pound in January 2019, slightly less than the average than ). Net shipments were 31,5 00 t, 3% more table 1 shipments . price in December 2018 and 18 % less than that in January 2018 than 18% more December January in 2018 and shipments in for ferrosilicon, 50% and 75% The average U.S. spot prices 2018. ere , w grades , slightly less essentially unchanged and E nding stocks were 22,8 00 t in January 2019 , 5 than % less when compared with the respectively, average prices in stocks in December 2018 22 % less than those in January and 2018 and were , , respectively less 7% and slightly less December plant . Adjustments in stocks included in- 1) 2018 ( table in January 2018 (fig. 2). n the ir average prices ha t consumption of ferrosilicon to produce magnesium ferrosilicon 200 and other alloys. All comparative statistics were calculated EXPLANATION -weight figures. based on unrounded, gross 180 50% ferrosilicon 75% ferrosilicon 160 silicon metal 70 140 65 EXPLANATION 120 production 60 shipments 55 100 50 Price, in cents per pound 80 45 40 60 35 30 25 Month 20 Gross weight, in thousand metric tons for silicon metal and ferrosilicon 50% Figure 2. Average monthly spot prices , from January 2017 through January 2019 . and 75% grades , contained silicon . S&P Global Platts Source: CRU Group and Month net Figure 1. Monthly domestic production of total silicon materials and eb feed subscribers are the first to w List services and (may include revisions to shipments from January 2017 January 2019 through receive notification of USGS minerals information previously published data) . publications and data releases. For information on how to . http://minerals.usgs.gov/minerals/ subscribe, go to 2019 April U.S. Department of the Interior U.S. Geological Survey

2 TABLE 1 PRODUCTION, SHIPMENTS, AND STOCKS OF SILICON ALLOYS 1, 2 AND METAL IN THE UNITED STATES (Metric tons, gross weight) Producers' Gross stocks, Net 3 shipments end of period production 2018: 42,700 January 26,800 29,100 February 28,100 43,500 31,400 31,200 33,200 March 51,300 31,600 31,400 April 48,000 May 48,500 29,900 32,500 31,400 June 32,000 47,800 31,400 30,500 45,600 July 36,900 28,300 25,800 August 29,600 42,000 September 24,900 45,900 October 32,400 24,400 November 46,600 31,600 24,900 December 30,600 24,000 42,000 24,000 364,000 541,000 January–December 40,800 31,500 22,800 2019, January 1 Data are rounded to no more than three significant digits; may not add to totals shown. 2 Includes ferrosilicon, miscellaneous silicon alloys, and silicon metal, excluding semiconductor and solar grades, except where noted. 3 Ferrosilicon production includes material consumed in the production of miscellaneous silicon alloys. 2

3 TABLE 2 PRICES FOR FERROSILICON AND SILICON METAL IN JANUARY 2019 Average low, mid, and high Average Low High Ferrosilicon: 1 cents per pound of contained silicon XX 103.00 101.00–102.00–103.00 101.00 50% ferrosilicon 2 101.00 102.50 105.00 XX do. 75% ferrosilicon 3 116.85 119.00 XX cents per pound 115.00 Silicon metal, 553 grade do. Ditto. XX Not applicable. 1 CRU Group transaction price, duty paid, f.o.b. Pittsburgh, producing plant or Chicago/Pittsburgh warehouse. Average price reported for price range. 2 S&P Global Platts, in U.S. warehouse, U.S. origin and imported material. Average price reported for all transactions during the month. 3 S&P Global Platts, duty paid, delivered Midwest, U.S. spot and imported 553 grade silicon metal (minimum 98.50% silicon). Average price reported for all transactions during the month. 3

4 TABLE 3 1, 2 U.S. EXPORTS OF FERROSILICON AND SILICON METAL IN 2019 (Metric tons, unless otherwise specified) January Gross Contained Value weight weight Country or locality Ferrosilicon: More than 55% silicon: 429 $513,000 Canada 258 86,200 23 39 Dominican Republic 63,000 62 Germany 37 190 384,000 Mexico 114 20 24,200 12 United Kingdom 1,070,000 740 Total 444 Other ferrosilicon: Belgium 100 49 155,000 38,000 Brazil 20 10 Canada 41,200 16 33 10 20 France 33,200 10 35,200 Germany 20 80 Korea, Republic of 34 91,200 70 Mexico 276 439,000 101,000 27 60 Sweden 37 139,000 Turkey 78 United Kingdom 234,000 63 139 326 825 Total 1,310,000 770 2,380,000 Total ferrosilicon 1,570 Metal: More than 99.99% silicon: 579 China 5,110,000 579 9,360,000 907 Germany 907 79 79 Hong Kong 463,000 882 882 31,900,000 Japan 13,800,000 721 721 Korea, Republic of 130 Malaysia 130 4,400,000 234,000 30 30 Netherlands 147 Norway 600,000 147 Russia 30 30 368,000 615 615 5,440,000 Taiwan Other [11 countries and (or) localities] 1,280,000 25 25 4,140 73,000,000 Total 4,140 19 99.00%–99.99% silicon, United Kingdom 19 19,700 Other silicon: 1 3,580 Australia 1 10,900 8 8 Belgium 32 60,500 Canada 33 4 4 8,340 China 3,130 2 2 Guatemala 3 Japan 3 4,290 31,000 23 23 Mexico 53 55 Netherlands 72,200 10 9 20,100 uth Africa So 139 135 214,000 Total 4,300 73,200,000 4,300 Total silicon metal 1 Presentation of monthly data is based on the quantities (gross weight) of the leading countries and (or) localities. 2 Data are rounded to no more than three significant digits; may not add to totals shown. Source: U.S. Census Bureau. 4

5 TABLE 4 1, 2 U.S. IMPORTS OF FERROSILICON AND SILICON METAL IN 2019 (Metric tons, unless otherwise specified) January Gross Contained Value weight weight Country or locality Ferrosilicon: 55%–80% silicon, more than 3% Ca: $144,000 54 France 35 42,500 12 18 South Africa 187,000 72 Total 47 55%–80% silicon, other: Brazil 1,770 1,330 2,490,000 1,660 3,390,000 Canada 1,220 France 1,200,000 249 352 2,550,000 Iceland 1,830 1,430 41 India 55 93,500 2,270,000 Kazakhstan 1,490 1,140 Malaysia 1,460,000 821 1,100 233 295 Paraguay 383,000 Russia 16,800 12,700 22,800,000 South Africa 72 45 174,000 84 294,000 Other [4 countries and (or) localities] 60 37,100,000 19,300 25,500 Total Magnesium ferrosilicon: 19 9 Argentina 18,900 1,970,000 498 1,080 Canada 368,000 401 India 183 9 37,000 Norway 19 698 Total 1,520 2,400,000 Other ferrosilicon: 734 278 Canada 896,000 1 9 China 43,900 20 3 32,700 India 42,000 10 20 Russia 19 Slovakia 9 31,100 15,500 10 22 Turkey 310 1,060,000 825 Total Total ferrosilicon 27,900 20,300 40,800,000 Metal: More than 99.99% silicon: Brazil 458 458 1,460,000 145,000 1 1 China (3) (3) 136,000 Denmark (3) (3) 279,000 Finland 3,690,000 Germany 24 24 934,000 12 12 Japan (3) (3) 75,600 Korea, Republic of 34 34 1,620,000 Taiwan 38,500 1 1 Ukraine 1 United Kingdom 1 10,900 (3) (3) 11,400 Other [1 country and (or) locality] 532 532 8,400,000 Total 99.00%–99.99% silicon: 980 2,750,000 Australia 987 2,290,000 1,020 Bosnia and Herzegovina 1,020 2,960 2,930 7,980,000 Brazil Canada 3,410 3,380 9,940,000 Iceland 540 1,140,000 536 2,520,000 1,220 1,230 Kazakhstan See footnotes at end of table. 5

6 TA BLE 4—Conti nued 1, 2 U.S. IMPORTS OF FERROSILICON AND SILICON METAL IN 2019 (Metric tons, unless otherwise specified) January Gr oss Contai ned V al ue w ei ght w ei ght Country or l ocal i ty Metal—Continued: 99.00%–99.99% silicon: Laos $1,800,000 720 713 2,720,000 926 933 Norway 31,100,000 11,800 Total 11,700 Other silicon: 307 Australia 312 862,000 459 Brazil 1,300,000 466 304,000 114 116 Canada 18 18 27,300 Kazakhstan Netherlands 10 10 33,000 365 Norway 358 625,000 45,000 18 19 United Kingdom 1,310 3,200,000 Total 1,280 13,600 13,500 42,700,000 Total silicon metal 1 Presentation of monthly data is based on the quantities (gross weight) of the leading countries and (or) localities. 2 Data are rounded to no more than three significant digits; may not add to totals shown. 3 Less than ½ unit. Source: U.S. Census Bureau. 6

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