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Polysilicon EBITDA margins of OCI Malaysia, Daqo, Wacker and REC Silicon from Q4 2022 through Q4 2023

Polysilicon makers achieved mixed results in the fourth quarter

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The EBITDA margins of OCI Malaysia, Wacker and REC Silicon fell to a various extent and for different reasons. Only Chinese manufacturer Daqo New Energy was able to buck the trend.

Polysilicon EBITDA margins of Daqo, OCI, Wacker and REC Silicon from Q3 2022 through Q3 2023

Polysilicon makers Daqo and Wacker down to same margin level

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The polysilicon price crash in China drove the EBITDA margins both of Chinese low-cost producer Daqo New Energy and its German competitor Wacker down to less than 15% in the third quarter.

Polysilicon EBITDA margins of Daqo, OCI, Wacker and REC Silicon from Q2 2022 through Q2 2023

After polysilicon price crash: Daqo loses its margin lead to OCI

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The polysilicon price crash in China seriously impacted the earnings of Daqo in the second quarter. The Chinese manufacturer lost its lead to OCI, which benefited from the higher price of non-Chinese polysilicon.

Polysilicon EBITDA margins of Daqo, OCI, Wacker and REC Silicon from Q1 2022 through Q1 2023

Polysilicon margins have started to descend from their peak

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Weak demand and declining prices left first marks on the results of polysilicon manufacturers, such as Daqo, OCI and Wacker, in the first quarter; earnings have started to descend from their peak.

Polysilicon plant of OCI in Bintulu, a coastal city in the state of Sarawak, Malaysia

OCI firms up 42,500-ton polysilicon capacity expansion by 2027

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South Korean chemicals group OCI will implement its plan to increase production capacities for both solar-grade and electronic-grade polysilicon later than originally envisaged.

Polysilicon EBITDA margins of Daqo, Wacker, OCI and REC Silicon from Q2 2021 through Q2 2022

Daqo increases its lead with polysilicon EBITDA margin of 77%

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Chinese polysilicon manufacturer Daqo benefited from falling silicon metal prices in the second quarter, whereas high energy costs weighed on the results of western competitors Wacker and REC Silicon.

Polysilicon EBITDA margins of Daqo, Wacker, OCI and REC Silicon from Q1 2021 through Q1 2022

Mixed trends in polysilicon manufacturers’ first-quarter results

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While Chinese polysilicon manufacturer Daqo was able to stabilize its profit margin in the first quarter, non-Chinese competitors Wacker and OCI saw their earnings decline in the wake of rising costs.

Polysilicon plant of OCI in Bintulu, a coastal city in the state of Sarawak, Malaysia

OCI planning to expand its polysilicon capacity by 35,000 tons

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Polysilicon manufacturer OCI is getting closer to a decision to increase the capacity of its plant in Malaysia by 30,000 to 40,000 tons. In 2024 the plant would then have a total capacity of 65,000 to 75,000 tons.

Polysilicon EBITDA margins of Daqo, Wacker, OCI and REC Silicon from Q3 2020 through Q3 2021

Increase of polysilicon EBITDA margins slowing at a high level

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Polysilicon manufacturers Daqo, Wacker and OCI compensate the price spike of silicon metal feedstock and still increase their high margins, driven by strong demand in the third quarter.

Arabinda Ghosh (left), designated Chairman and CEO of Hemlock Semiconductor, and Ken Collins, site leader of Wacker Chemical Corporation’s polysilicon and pyrogenic silica plants in Charleston, Tennessee

New leadership at U.S. polysilicon makers Wacker and Hemlock

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Ken Collins is new site leader of Wacker’s polysilicon plant in Charleston, Tennessee while Arabinda Ghosh will follow Mark Bassett as CEO of competitor Hemlock Semiconductor at year’s end.