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Polysilicon EBITDA margins of Daqo, OCI, REC Silicon and Wacker from Q1 2019 through Q1 2020

Daqo achieves cash costs of $5/kg on record polysilicon output

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Defying Covid-19-related constraints, China-based polysilicon manufacturer Daqo New Energy achieved a record output of 19,777 tons and reduced its cash production costs to $5/kg in the first quarter.

Polysilicon production volumes of the Chinese top 4 manufacturers (Tongwei, GCL-Poly, Daqo, Xinte) in 2019

Do Chinese associations overstate domestic polysilicon output?

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The 2019 results of the four largest China-based polysilicon manufacturers – Tongwei, GCL-Poly, Daqo and Xinte – reveal enormous discrepancies with numbers published by Chinese industry bodies.

Polysilicon EBITDA margins of Daqo, OCI, Wacker and REC Silicon from Q4 2018 through Q4 2019

Polysilicon manufacturer Daqo on the way to cash costs of $5/kg

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After doubling its production capacity, China-based polysilicon manufacturer Daqo has reached record-low manufacturing costs (including depreciation) of $6.38/kg and cash production costs of $5.47/kg.

Depreciation rates of Daqo New Energy and Wacker Polysilicon from Q3 2018 through Q3 2019 and estimate for full 2019

Price pressure: Wacker impairs polysilicon assets by €750 million

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Leading German polysilicon manufacturer Wacker has announced it will take a massive impairment of €750 million (US$832 million) on the carrying value of its polysilicon plants in its 2019 financial statements.

Polysilicon EBITDA margins of Daqo, OCI, REC Silicon and Wacker from Q3 2018 through Q3 2019

Polysilicon producer Daqo breaks the cash cost barrier of $6/kg

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After weaker results in the second quarter due to maintenance, China-based polysilicon manufacturer Daqo New Energy achieved so far unthinkable cash production costs of US$5.85/kg in the third quarter.

Polysilicon sales contracts of Daqo

Daqo solidifies its position through polysilicon deal with Jinko

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Daqo, China’s third-largest polysilicon manufacturer has signed a new two-year sales contract with JinkoSolar, the world’s largest solar module supplier, for the delivery of up to 36,000 tons of polysilicon in 2020 and 2021.

Polysilicon EBITDA margins of Daqo, OCI, Wacker and REC Silicon from Q2 2018 through Q2 2019

EBITDA lead of polysilicon maker Daqo shrank in second quarter

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Daqo New Energy, one of the leading low-cost polysilicon manufacturers in China, recorded significantly lower earnings in the second quarter; the EBITDA margin fell from 24.6% to 15.5%.

Longi’s polysilicon supply contract with Daqo

Daqo extends polysilicon supply volume to Longi to 134,400 tons

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Daqo, China’s third-largest polysilicon maker, has signed a new contract with leading monocrystalline wafer producer Longi for the supply of 112,800 tons of polysilicon from 2020 through 2020.

Polysilicon EBITDA margins of Daqo, OCI, Wacker and REC Silicon from Q1 2018 through Q1 2019

Daqo continues to ride the wave of low polysilicon prices

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With record-low production costs and a positive EBITDA margin of 24.6%, China-based polysilicon manufacturer Daqo New Energy defied the low polysilicon prices in the first quarter.

Polysilicon EBITDA margins of Daqo, OCI, Wacker and REC Silicon from Q4 2017 through Q4 2018

The EBITDA difference of making polysilicon in or outside China

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While China-based polysilicon manufacturer Daqo reported another record low in production costs, the polysilicon division of market leader Wacker slid into the red with its EBITDA in the fourth quarter.