[Ferro-Alloys.com] The European ferro-silicon market was unchanged despite a lower fourth-quarter deal being done in the week ended Friday October 4 because suppliers are waiting for further quarterly deals for delivery up to January before making any decision on their offer prices for prompt shipment.
The leading global silicon metal producer, which faces falling silicon prices, did not specify the tonnages involved in the latest cuts, which include: In France, three silicon furnaces will be idled on October 7, two in Montricher and one in Laudun. Two French furnaces producing ferro-silicon in Chateau-Feuillet were idled on September 30, 2019, and a third - in Laudun - will be idled on November 15. The silicon plant in Polokwane, South Africa, has been idled since August 1. Silicon production has been reduced at the plant in Sabon, Spain. In North America, Canada’s Bécancour, Québec, joint-venture facility producing silicon metal also idled its No4 furnace...
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