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Polysilicon price index

This post is a summary of the polysilicon (silicon) price developments. The price developments of polysilicon are expressed in US$ prices converted FX rates applicable at the time when the price was valid. Polysilicon price index developments are calculated from multiple separate sources of data to ensure statistical accuracy.

The outlook for silicon prices, on the second tab, is generated from different inputs including:

  • Very recent price developments of immediate cost drivers of polysilicon (silicon) prices
  • Recent price developments of underlying feedstocks which drive the price of polysilicon
  • Market futures for both cost drives and feedstocks of silicon prices
  • Adjustment of current supply/demand imbalances in the polysilicon (silicon) market
  • Longer term trends in likely demand conditions

Further information on the Polysilicon price index


According to :

Silicon, >99.99% pure are the world’s 1018th most traded product.

In 2020, the top exporters of Silicon, >99.99% pure were United States ($828M), Germany ($815M), Japan ($350M), Malaysia ($209M), and Chinese Taipei ($173M).

In 2020, the top importers of Silicon, >99.99% pure were China ($942M), Japan ($576M), Chinese Taipei ($252M), South Korea ($227M), and Germany ($175M).

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Notes on the price-data

  • We are continually improving our data collection and processing methods and data will be updated from time to time as we improve the accuracy
  • We are working hard to upgrade the algorithm before April 1, 2023 and a further fine-tune by July 1, 2023
  • This the index trend of the price of the product group in general and not a single specification in particular
  • The data is presented in US$
  • The chart shows the price trend,  nearly always taken from many statistically-correlated sources