Is silicon metal next?

US silicon metal sellers are waiting for the market to follow the explosion in other ferroalloys. Ferroglobe reportedly is hold out for fixed prices–a minimum of $1. The Brazilian suppliers are looking to boost their prices, if only to recover exchange rate losses. It is thought that Ferroglobe even closed its Polokwane silicon smelter in South Africa and its Ferroven FeSi smelter in Venezuela.

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