It was a low period for Chinese and Taiwanese PV industry before U.S. Department of Commerce’s announcement to anti-dumping duties in certain PV imports. EnergyTrend predicts that PV quotations will temporarily remain flat.
EnergyTrend finds some influential factors to the weak market, and the anti-dumping and countervailing issue is the most essential one. Because buyers tend to remain conservative before the announcement of the rulings, transactions in the Chinese PV market have already been weakened. The future markets can be changed by the duties, market strategies therefore need to be adjusted according to the conclusions. Adding that PV stock in the U.S. market takes at least one to one and half months to complete clearance, PV quotations will not rapidly increase recently.
Data collected by EnergyTrend shows that high-efficiency wafers’ price dropped US$0.03~0.04/piece to US$0.95/piece. This was resulted from the weak market demand, which may negatively influence volume of stock. Aside from flat prices, sellers also offer more transaction modes such as pay after delivery or lower cash prices for specific customers.
Regarding the spot market, quotations continue to decrease due to weak demand and stock pressure. High efficiency multi-si wafers’ price rapidly decreased 2.76% to US$0.953/piece this week. Multi-si wafers’ price dropped 0.21% to US$0.933/piece as well. However, moni-si wafers’ price slightly increased 0.08% to US$1.183/piece during the same period. At the same time, quotes of Taiwan-made PV cells dropped 1.47% to US$0.35/watt because of the conservative market. Likewise, China-made PV cells’ prices were diminished by both the domestic and overseas demand markets, dropping 2.03% to US$0.338/watt.