Current Prices and Historical Series in Several Countries
Chart Description. Intratec provides Silicon prices in several countries, as follows:
Chart Instructions. Hover the mouse over the series to view the respective Silicon prices plotted. You can filter a given Silicon price series by clicking on the respective legend label, right above the chart.
About Silicon. Silicon is a hard and crystalline solid with a grey color. It is a semiconductor and relatively unreactive. Silicon is one of the most important technical materials, since modern electronics are almost exclusively based on silicon devices nowadays. However, its main uses are still in the aluminum alloys and chemical industries.
Chemical Formula. Si
Commercial Grades. ferrosilicon; regular grade (97% minimum purity); semiconductor/hyperpure grade (99.97% minimum purity); metallurgical grade; and amorphous grade.
Uses. Silicon is mainly employed as: alloying agent in aluminum, steel, copper, bronze, iron; semiconductor in electronic devices (photovoltaic cells, computer circuitry, transistors, etc); deoxidizer; and refractory material.
- Quartz + metallurgical coke (arc/carbothermal reduction)
- Silicon dioxide + aluminum metal (aluminothermal reduction)
Derivatives. chlorotrimethylsilane; dichlorodimethylsilane; dichlorodiphenylsilane; dichloromethylsilane; silicon nitride; silicon tetrachloride; silicon tetrafluoride; trichloromethylsilane; trichlorophenylsilane; and trichlorosilane.
Methodology. The pricing data presented are, if not otherwise indicated, volume-weighted average transaction prices including contract and spot transactions in the locations specified. The information provided is obtained from gathering and refining of trade data officially reported for the respective countries (i.e., governmental agencies, institutions related to foreign trade and industry publications). For further details check our Methodology.
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