CRU is pleased to announce the Silicon Market Forum 2021 will take place virtually on 9 November 2021. This event will bring together leading producers, consumers and traders of silicon metal, polysilicon and silicones.
Although the growth in global silicon demand has slowed markedly after a 2020 Q4 surge, the supply side is still struggling to keep up, fueling large price gains. A substantial amount of production capacity remains closed, and the tightness of supply has been compounded by transportation bottlenecks.
The 2021 agenda will focus on:
- The near and longer-term outlook for silicon demand and key supply-side developments in an era characterised by trade conflicts and sanctions
- The growing importance of carbon emissions
- Challenges stemming from disruptions to electricity supplies, raw materials, and labour constraint.