Cobalt Prices Soared by More Than 20% in 1Q18, Bringing More Price Pressure to Lithium-ion Batteries

According to the latest data from EnergyTrend, a division of TrendForce, cobalt prices continued to rise in 2018 and soared by more than 20% in the first quarter. The rise of raw material prices results from short-term capital speculation and high supplier concentration. T.. more

Polysilicon Price Rises Slightly, While Inventory Levels Continue to Be Revised Downwards across the Supply Chain: Price Trend

Besides upstream polysilicon price, which has started to change, prices for the rest of the supply chain remained at the same level this week. However, the market has begun to see stock-up orders, reflected in the atmosphere of inventory digestion. .. more

PV Market Bounces Back; Price in Each Sector Will Start Increasing in April: Price Trend

This week, price trend became stable. Both polysilicon and PV cell quotes bounced back; owing to inventory digestion and market share competition for mono-si and multi-si wafer manufacturers, si-wafer price slightly declined. Yet, it is expected .. more

Restocking Trend Is Observed in the End Market; Prices Vary in Each Sector: Price Trend

The 630 installation rush of Chinese market started to stimulate the restocking demands from some dealers. Yet, owing to the different adjustments and releases of capacity for each sector on the supply chain and the unseen end demand, price trends .. more

Decrease of Polysilicon Material Price Slows down, yet Multi-Si Wafer Price Continues to Drop: Price Trend

In February, price reduction on the supply chain resulted from the weak demand on end market. Yet, the market rebounded in March. The pessimistic attitude disappeared. Each sector started to inquire about the lowest price actively. Thus, prices.. more

Decrease of Prices in the Supply Chain Becomes Slow; Polysilicon Manufacturers Start to Prepare Maintenance Schedule: Price Trend

The sluggish market before Chinese New Year has caused a decrease in price in each sector of the supply chain. After Chinese New Year, there were bad news for the market. For example, it has been rumored that China’s subsidy would be f.. more

Polysilicon Price Decreases Rapidly in the First Week after Chinese New Year; Mono-Si and Multi-Si Wafers Restart the Fight: Price Trend

Prices of the first week after Chinese New Year generally dropped. Besides, the price trend of polysilicon gained most of the attention on the market. With the bigger decrease of polysilicon price, there were more spaces for price reduction on the downstream, reflecting the.. more