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Global Metallic Silicon Market: An Analysis

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Koncept Analytics

Published Date : Dec 2011

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No. of Pages : 40 Pages

Silicon metal is used by the chemical and aluminum industries as a key input or raw material into large number of consumer and industrial products, which range from cosmetics, sealants, computer chips to solar panels. Worldwide silicon metal market entered an average-growth phase in 2010, in response to increase in production capacity and growth in demand from the end markets. It is expected that the demand for silicon metal will continue to increase at an annual average growth rate of approximately 10% in the next 2-3 years. China has emerged as the major destination for silicon metal production.

The automobile and semiconductor industries, the fastest growing consumers of polysilicon and aluminum, are expected to drive the demand of silicon metal in years to come. Globally, the development of construction, infrastructure, commitment to energy conservation and the increasing production of electronic devices are expected to contribute to a continued strong demand for silicon metal in the years to come. 

The supply and production of silicon metal is largely dominated by a few global companies such as Globe Specialty Metals, AMG, Dow Corning, Timminco Ltd, among others. But the growth of aluminum, chemical and semiconductor industry, in recent years, has attracted new entrants, mainly from countries in Asia and Europe. As a result, the already established companies’ as well as new entrants are aggressively implementing capacity expansion programs in an effort to stay competitive.

The report titled “Global Metallic Silicon Market: An Analysis” analyzes the global production trend and trade pattern of silicon metal. The report analyzes the factors driving growth of the industry, the major trends in the industry and also the major challenges faced by the industry. The report also profiles the major players, with a brief discussion of their business, financials and major strategies. 

Further, we have predicted the future growth of the Global Metallic Silicon Market by combining SPSS Inc.’s data integration and analysis capabilities with our relevant findings. We employed various significant variables that have an impact on this industry and created regression models with SPSS to determine the future direction of the industry.
Table of Contents

1. Metallic Silicon Market- An Introduction

2. Global Metallic Silicon Market: An Overview

2.1 Regional Analysis
2.1.1 The US
2.1.2 China

3. Metallic Silicon Market- Trade Analysis
3.1 China
3.2 The US

4. Market Dynamics
4.1 Growth Drivers
4.1.1 Silicon metal prices picking up
4.1.2 Increasing world GDP
4.1.3 Rising global aluminum demand
4.1.4 Favoring polysilicon prices
4.2 Market Trends
4.2.1 Worldwide silicon wafer shipments
4.2.2 Efficiency level of crystalline silicon
4.3 Key Issues
4.3.1 Excessive overcapacity- disordered market competition in China
4.3.2 Backward equipment and technology in Developing Countries
4.3.3 Task of energy-conservation and emission reduction difficult

5. Competitive Scenario
5.1 Competitive Landscape
5.2 Company Profile
5.2.1 Dow Corning
5.2.2 Globe Specialty Metals (GSM)
5.2.3 Advanced Metallurgical Group (AMG)
5.2.4 Timminco Ltd

6. Market Outlook
6.1 Market Forecast
6.2 Forecast Methodology
6.2.1 Dependent and Independent Variables
6.2.2 Correlation Analysis
6.2.3 Regression Analysis

List of Table

Various Forms of Silicon
Silicon Metal: Production Process
Silicon Metal- Supply Chain Analysis
Global Silicon Metal Production Trend (2001-2010E)
Western World: Silicon Metal Consumption Trend (2002-2013F)
Global Silicon Metal Production Breakup: by Geography, 2009
Global Silicon Metal Consumption Breakup: by Geography, 2010
Global Metallic Silicon Market Breakup: by End-Market, 2010
The US: Silicon Metal Production Trend (2005-2009)
China: Silicon Metal Production Trend (2008-2015F)
China: Silicon Metal Production by Region (2010)
China: Consumption Structure of Silicon Metal by Application (2009 & 2010)
China: Silicon Metal Export Volume Trend (2008-2010)
China: Breakdown by Major Silicon Metal Export Destination, 2010
The US: Silicon Metal Export Volume Trend (2006-2010E)
The US: Silicon Metal Import Volume Trend (2006-2010E)
Worldwide Silicon Metal Prices (2008-May2011)
Growing World GDP (2003-2012F)
Worldwide Aluminum Production (2003-2013F)
Polysilicon Spot and Contract Price Trend (2005-202F)
Worldwide Silicon Wafer Area Shipments and Revenue (2004-2009)
GSM Net Sales Breakdown: By Region (2010)
GSM Net Sales Breakdown: By End-Market (2010)
GSM Net Sales (2007-2010)
AMG Net Sales Breakdown: By End-Market (2010)
AMG Net Sales & Net Income Comparison (2009 & 2010)
Timminco Net Sales & Net Loss Comparison (2009 & 2010)
Global Metallic Silicon Production Forecast (2010E-2012F)

List of Chart

Silicon Metal Import Status of The US, Europe & Japan in 2010
Major Silicon Metal Suppliers in Asia in 2010
The US: Major Silicon Metal Export Destination (Volume & Value), 2009
Commercial PV Module Efficiency
Competitive Matrix
Dow Corning Financial Highlights
Dependent & Independent Variables (2006- 2010)
Correlation Matrix
Model Summary - Coefficient of Determination
Regression Coefficients Output

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