Abrasive-grade silicon carbide market bullish for near-term price rises

By Dalila Ouerghi
Published: Wednesday, 30 September 2020

Prices of abrasive and refractory-grade silicon carbide held firm over the past month, while market participants anticipate the abrasive price will increase in the near term due to rising freight costs globally and environmental restrictions in China.

Fastmarkets’ price assessment for silicon carbide, FEPA 8-220 black about 99% SiC water wash, ddp Europe was €1,150-1,300 ($1,346-1,522) per tonne on Tuesday September 29, unchanged since the end of August when it fell from €1,300-1,400 per tonne.

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