Polaris solar PV net news: according to the latest customs statistics, customs data showed that cumulative imports polysilicon to 2016 as a whole 141022 tons, up drastic increase of 20.6%. Average monthly imports 11752 tons. Monthly imports more than ten million tons for the year, December imports hit a record high of polysilicon, 14449 tons, increased 6.4% per cent, up 38.3%.
2016 China poly silicon imports have been high all year round the main reasons are: first, imports from South Korea has reached record levels. 2016 today from South Korea imported 70090 tons for the year, up drastic increase of 36.9%, 49.7% per cent of total imports, the highest in the imports in the first place. In November, South Korea’s imports reached 8366 tons, share in the total imports reached an unprecedented 61.6%. November monthly imports from South Korea closer to total imports in October, South Korea’s exports surge at the end, on the one hand due to the November lower demand warmer than in October, along with increasing demand for imported raw materials, polysilicon plant in South Korea until October due to weak demand backlog of inventory in November, flooding the domestic market. The other hand, Korea polysilicon plant under the influence of polysilicon midterm review on the South, in time for the determination of production and inventory exports to the Chinese market.
Second, no reduction in processing trade imports from the United States, with total imports growth trends. 2016 year imported 5635 tons from the United States, down 57.6%, which by way of processing trade imports 5094 tons, accounted for more than 90.4%, which “bonded warehouse” entered at 89.9% per cent. December 2016 from the United States increased from 1417 tonnes were imported, representing a 93.3% per cent. From July 2015, the United States due to “double” rate and the “suspension of processing trade measures” strictly impact poly export to China blocked from the United States months percentage of imports plummeted, lowest to 0.1%, but since November, under the influence of changes in the relationship between trade, imports increased slightly in December, increased again to 9.8%.
Figure 1 December 2015 to December 2016 polysilicon average prices for imports and import diagram data source: customs
At present China poly silicon main importing regions has South Korea, Germany, the United States, Taiwan, data show that in 2016, from South Korea, Germany, the United States, four in this importer imports 124940 tons, 88.6% per cent of total imports, imports accounted for respectively 49.7%, 25.3%, 4%, 9.6%, South Korea’s top share huge. Therefore, Korea due to the low of 2.4% anti-dumping duties and the resulting Korea new capacity gradually releasing effects, almost all production to enter the Chinese market.
Figure 2 region in 2016 percentage of imports source: customs
Judging from the import price, 2016 the annual import price of $16.45 per kg, per cent decline to 8.2%. Is mainly due to the United States, South Korea and Germany months import price has hit a record low of Germany suffered the largest decline in 2016, Germany imported polysilicon prices fell 22.6%. October South Korea’s import prices and a record low, resulting in import price is low for the month, falling to a record low of $13.63 USD/kg, fell 16%. November-December US-ROK polysilicon prices have rebounded, so gradually higher prices all year round. United States averaging 33.85 Yuan/kg, rose 85.9%, annual imports from South Korea’s average monthly price of $14.66/kg, fell 9.9%.
Table 2016, China imported polysilicon (unit: ton, $/kg)
Original title: 2016 polysilicon imports reached record levels