PVinsights: polysilicon prices keep the momentum of the continuous slight drop this week.

Spot polysilicon traded inside China is limited while polysilicon traded outside of China is still under $17/kg without obvious shortage. With some inventory on hand, polysilicon price is difficult to have any further price improvement.

PV and 2nd grade polysilicon prices both drop slightly this week. Spot polysilicon traded inside China is limited while polysilicon traded outside of China is still under $17/kg without obvious shortage. With some inventory on hand, polysilicon price is difficult to have any further price improvement.

Overall module price drop moderately this week. Previously, some Chinese module makers would like to raise their prices amid promising demand in China; however, Chinese project investors resist the price increase as they still prefer the lower pricing. Therefore, prices in China remain stable. Outside China, module prices are declining. In EU, non-Chinese module makers cut prices to attract more orders. In Japan, Chinese module makers continue cutting prices to gain market share forcing other non-Chinese companies to also cut price. In addition, as some Japanese project investors open bids for module procurement, module makers face further price cut pressure. Overall module price thus drop this week.
Multi solar cell price remains stable this week. Taiwanese cell companies face increasing price cut pressure as order visibility drops with the approach of the holiday season in the US. On the other hand, Chinese cell makers are able to maintain their prices under promising demand in the country; some even have the chance to slightly increase their price. As such, overall multi cell price stay stable. However, mono cells experience moderate price drop this week due to the module price competition in EU and Japan pressuring the cell prices.
Multi wafer price remain stable this week while mono wafer price continues the downtrend. Strong demand in China helps Chinese wafer companies to maintain their prices. Some Chinese wafer companies can breakeven under the current price, while they also want to maintain good ties with their customers, overall multi wafer price thus remain stable in China. Outside China, with the increasing price cut pressure from non-Chinese solar cell companies, room for further wafer price increase is limited. Therefore, overall multi wafer price stay constant. On the other hand, mono wafer continues the price decline with price cut pressure from mono cells.

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