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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, 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.

The ten most popular posts from Bernreuter Research on LinkedIn in 2021

The top 10 posts from Bernreuter Research on LinkedIn in 2021

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New entrants in China, the FBR project of GCL and news on non-Chinese polysilicon manufacturers are the most popular themes among the top ten posts from Bernreuter Research on LinkedIn in 2021.

Curve of the polysilicon spot price in 2021

First rays of light at the end of the polysilicon high-price tunnel

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After a massive price surge during 2021, signs are piling up that the polysilicon price is about to come down from its high level of US$36/kg. But a new price increase could follow in 2022.

Granular polysilicon from the fluidized bed reactor plant of Jiangsu Zhongneng, a subsidiary of GCL-Poly Energy Holdings

Expansion of GCL-Poly’s granular polysilicon capacity delayed

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Jiangsu Zhongneng, a subsidiary of GCL-Poly, is behind schedule with expanding its fluidized bed reactor capacity for granular polysilicon in Xuzhou, but the existing plant is running at full speed.

Session on polysilicon and wafer supply at the PV CellTech online conference on August 26, 2021

In-depth talk on polysilicon market at PV CellTech conference

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On August 26, the second day of the PV CellTech 2021 online conference will feature an in-depth discussion with polysilicon expert Johannes Bernreuter, Head of Bernreuter Research, on key market issues.

Impurity concentrations of granular polysilicon from MEMC Pasadena, GCL-Poly and TianREC compared to the PV17 standard on virgin polysilicon for PV applications from Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI)

What do the impurity data of GCL’s granular polysilicon mean?

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The granular product from the fluidized bed reactor facility of GCL’s polysilicon subsidiary Jiangsu Zhongneng does not show unusual metal and carbon concentrations. What strikes is the very low hydrogen content.

Groundbreaking ceremony for a 100,000-ton fluidized bed reactor (FBR) plant of GCL-Poly in Leshan, Sichuan province, China on October 18, 2020

Opinion: Chinese polysilicon makers are posing their muscles

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China-based polysilicon manufacturers outdo each other with ever bigger capacity announcements. What appears like a bodybuilder competition has a serious background: accelerating PV growth.