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News on suppliers, market trends and technology innovations in polysilicon and wafer production is selected, assessed and written for you by Bernreuter Research.

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.

Workers crush silicon metal in the Jingang Circular Economy Industrial Park in Yili prefecture, Xinjiang. China

New report: These solar modules are tainted by forced labor

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The top Chinese solar module producers have created separate supply chains to comply with the U.S. ban on products from Xinjiang. This strategy, however, is gappy, a new research report reveals.

U.S. customs statistics on quarterly detained shipments from the electronics industry (solar modules) under the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act from June 2022 through February 2023

U.S. customs detained more than 2 GW of solar panels in 2022

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Under the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency has released 41% of all detained solar modules since June 2022; only 0.8% have been denied.

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 EBITDA margins of Daqo, Wacker, OCI and REC Silicon from Q4 2020 through Q4 2021

Daqo feels the silicon metal price spike in its Q4 2021 results

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While polysilicon manufacturers Wacker and OCI successfully defied the spike of the silicon metal price in the fourth quarter, their Chinese competitor Daqo New Energy felt the impact in its earnings.

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.

Xinte Energy’s polysilicon plant in Urumqi, Xinjiang region, China

Xinte responds to silicon metal price spike with captive smelter

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Chinese transformer maker TBEA will build a 200,000-ton silicon metal factory in Inner Mongolia by the end of 2022 in order to secure the feedstock for its polysilicon subsidiary Xinte Energy.