SINGAPORE, June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
ICIS pricing, the leading price reporting service for the global chemical industry, has expanded its coverage into the solar sector with the launch of weekly price assessments for Asia solar-grade polysilicon grades 6N - 9N, in a market-first move reporting on FOB Northeast Asia and DEL China - the world's largest polysilicon consumption market.
Weekly coverage includes commentary on the latest production updates, including polysilicon and downstream plant maintenance and shutdowns, capacity expansions, operating rates, cargo movements and transactions, key market movements and trends.
Felicia Loo, senior market editor manager covering the polysilicon market, believes the well-established ICIS methodology will provide more transparency to the complex solar polysilicon market.
'This is the first time anyone's looking specifically into these regions and based on our prototype studies, we are confident that our highly-respected methodologies will offer market players more transparency and certainly more insight and information to make better decisions,' she said.
Some market players ICIS spoke with remain upbeat about the outlook based on the massive expansion of polysilicon output globally.
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