Price Trend: Multi-Si Market Remained Sluggish While Mono-Si Demand Slightly Increased

published: 2019-11-21 17:21 | editor: | category: Price Trend

This week, the overall market continued to be sluggish. With the exception of the domestic demand in China for small quantities of mono-Si products, the rest of the market showed a lackluster performance. 

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The inventory level of certain products continued to rise. Some of the manufacturers resorted to sell-off. In every link of the overall supply chain, the price of the multi-Si products continued to plunge, while a wait-and-see sentiment was taking hold of the mono-Si markets. The industry insiders had little reason to look forward to the new business in the upcoming month. Looking ahead, due to lack of the support from China’s government policies, businesses relied heavily on exports for their revenue. They might not be optimistically waiting for the market to boom anymore.

 

Polysilicon
The price of polysilicon continued to be affected by the sluggish demand from the downstream this week. The mono-grade polysilicon was affected by a decrease or halt in production, resulting in an increase in the inventory level. The price of polysilicon managed to hold firm, about which the market nonetheless was not optimistic. 

In the overseas market, the range of the price revision is 9.09~9.72USD/KG at the moment. The average price is lowered to 9.30USD/KG. The global average price is lowered to 9.05USD/KG. 

In the Chinese domestic market, the range of the mono-grade polysilicon price revision is 72~77RMB/KG. The average price is lowered to 75RMB/KG. The range of polysilicon price revision is 58~61RMB/KG. The average price remains unchanged at 60RMB/KG.

 

Wafers
The wafer market indicated a mixed performance this week. The mono-Si wafers were supported by the demand for small quantities of their products. Although the inventory level was slightly increased, the price could remain stable. Multi-Si wafers were still suffering from weak demand and slow to digest the inventory. Some small manufacturers have decreased or even stopped their production, which had impact on the market price.

In the overseas market, the range of the multi-Si wafer price revision is 0.225~0.227USD/Pc at the moment. The price of the black silicon products is lowered to 0.256USD/Pc. The price range of the 156.75mm mono-Si wafers remains unchanged at 0.380~0.423USD/Pc. The price range of the large size wafers (158.75mm) remains unchanged at 0.430~0.455USD/Pc. The price of the wafers with the size of 161.75mm and above remains unchanged at 0.460USD/Pc. 

In the Chinese domestic market, the range of the 156.75mm multi-Si wafer price revision is 1.75~1.78RMB/Pc. The price of black silicon products is lowered to 2.03RMB/Pc. The price range of the cast-mono wafers remains unchanged at 2.67~2.70RMB/Pc. The price range of the 156.75mm mono-Si wafers remains unchanged at 2.98~3.15RMB/Pc. The price range of the large size wafers (158.75mm) remains unchanged at 3.30~3.37RMB/Pc. The price of the wafers with the size of 166.75mm and above remains unchanged at 3.47RMB/Pc. 

 

Cells
As the market preference has shifted to mono-Si products, the price for multi-Si products continued its decline this week. Many smaller manufacturers were forced to trade at a price lower than the cash cost. Therefore some manufacturers have chosen to reduce production or switch back to produce mono-Si products. The inventory level of multi-Si major manufacturers remained high, which was estimated to affect the price in the following two to three weeks. The prices of the mono-Si products showed a flattened trend due to a stable demand and supply. However, industry insiders were not optimistic about the price in the following month.

In the overseas market, the range of the general multi-Si cell price revision is 0.082~0.118USD/W at the moment. The average price is lowered to 0.086USD/W. The price range of the general mono-Si cells remains unchanged at 0.102~0.107USD/W. The price range of the high-efficiency mono-Si cells remains unchanged at 0.112~0.133USD/W. The price range of the superior high-efficiency mono-Si cells (>21.7%) remains unchanged at 0.115~0.170USD/W. 

In the Chinese domestic market, the range of the general multi-Si cell price revision is 0.68~0.72RMB/W. The average price is lowered to 0.70RMB/W. The price of the high-efficiency multi-Si cells is revised down to 0.75RMB/W. The price range of the general mono-Si cell remains unchanged at 0.81~0.85RMB/W. The price range of the high-efficiency mono-Si cells remains unchanged at 0.89~0.93RMB/W. The price range of the superior high-efficiency mono-Si cells (>21.7%) remains unchanged at 0.93~0.99RMB/W. The price of the bifacial high-efficiency mono-Si cells remains unchanged at 0.95RMB/W. The price of the bifacial superior high-efficiency mono-Si cells (21.7%) remains unchanged at 1.03RMB/W. 

 

Modules
The Chinese domestic and overseas markets showed mixed performance this week. Regarding the overseas market, only the prices of Vietnam’s exports to the U.S. and the high-efficiency modules exported from China were revised down, while the rest of the market remained stable. The Chinese domestic market continued to revise the price downward, especially products with lower efficiency, such as multi-Si and general mono-Si products. 

In the overseas market, the price range of the general multi-Si (270-275W) remains unchanged at 0.202~0.240USD/W at the moment. The price range of the high-efficiency multi-Si (280-285W) remains unchanged at 0.210~0.220USD/W. The price range of the general mono-Si (290-295W) remains unchanged at 0.215~0.235USD/W. The price range of the high-efficiency mono-Si (300-310W) remains unchanged at 0.298~0.325USD/W. The range of the superior-high efficiency mono-Si (>310W) price revision is 0.233~0.385USD/W. The average price is lowered to 0.275USD/W. 

In the Chinese domestic market, the range of the general multi-Si (270W~275W) price revision is 1.60~1.70RMB/W at the moment. The average price is lowered to 1.68RMB/W. The range of the high-efficiency multi-Si (280-285W) price revision is 1.70~1.77RMB/W. The average price is lowered to 1.74RMB/W.The range of the general mono-Si (290W~295W) price revision is 1.65~1.70RMB/W. The average price is lowered to 1.68RMB/W. The range of the high-efficiency mono-Si (300-310W) price revision is 1.721.80RMB/W. The average price is lowered to 1.76RMB/W. The price range of the superior-high efficiency mono-Si (>310W) remains unchanged at 1.78. ~1.84RMB/W. 

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