PVinsights : polysilicon prices remain stable or slighly drop in Nov.

Without obvious shortage but some inventory on hand, polysilicon price is difficult to have any further price improvement.

PV grade polysilicon prices drop slightly this week while 2nd grade polysilicon prices remain stable. Without obvious shortage but some inventory on hand, polysilicon price is difficult to have any further price improvement. Spot PV grade polysilicon traded inside of China is limited as many solar companies have long term contracts to fulfill while others buy domestically produced polysilicon to avoid antidumping duties. Price of 2nd grade Chinese polysilicon had already experience some price increase, and their prices remain stable at the moment.

Overall module prices drop this week as major Chinese module makers cut their prices in Japan. Module demand in China remains solid with utility project installation before yearend; however, module prices remain stable as the projects are coming to the end. On the other hand, Chinese module makers have increasing price competition in Japan in order to gain market share. Therefore, overall module prices drop this week.

Solar cell also experience price drop this week. Chinese cell prices remain stable as downstream demand remains solid in the country. However, Taiwanese cell makers are experiencing increasing price cut pressure as order visibility drops with the approach of the Christmas holiday in the US. Taiwanese cell makers maintain high utilization in expectation of solid demand. However, as order visibility drops, their output outweighs demand and they are facing increasing price cut pressure.

Multi wafer price remains stable this week. Despite the intention in raising their prices, with the price cut pressure from cell and modules, wafer companies have small room for further price increase. On the other hand, since mono solar component demand mainly comes from countries outside of China, mono wafer prices suffer price cut this week as demand drop along with pressure from the cell price drop.

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