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Global Polysilicon Market Report: 2016 Edition

Global Polysilicon Market Report: 2016 Edition

Polycrystallion silicon, also known as polysilicon or poly-Si, polysilicon is the purest form of silicon and the second most abundant element available in nature. It is a material consisting of small silicon crystals which differs from single-crystal silicon, used for electronics and solar cells, and from amorphous silicon, used for thin film devices and solar cells. It is used as a feedstock material in most solar energy applications. Polysilicon can be segmented into three divisions by purity grade: Electronic Grade, Medium Grade, and Upgraded Metallurgical Grade. The market is divided into two segments by end user types: PV Industry and Semiconductor Industry.

Since the earliest iterations, the design of photovoltaic cells has evolved to a great extent. Silicon, which is also used in the microelectronics industry, is the key raw material used in the manufacturing of PVs. The report covers the concerns over base and end market of polysilicon industry on a global level along with analysis of Chinese polysilicon imports.

The key factors driving the growth of the polysilicon industry are solar cell market, semiconductor market and economic condition. Some of the noteworthy trends of this industry are decreasing production cost, decreasing polysilicon prices and strong growth of the solar PV market. However, the expansion of global polysilicon industry is hindered by rising industrial overcapacity, heavy capital requirement, China’s anti-dumping policy and competition from substitutes.

The report “Global Polysilicon Market” provides an in-depth analysis of the production, demand and spot prices of the global polysilicon market with focus on its end markets. The major trends, growth drivers as well as issues being faced by the industry are being presented in this report. The major players in the industry, Wacker Chemie, GCL Poly Energy and REC Silicon ASA are being profiled.


1. Polysilicon Overview
1.1 Applications of Polysilicon
1.2 Manufacturing Process of Polysilicon
Table 1: Manufacturing Process of Polysilicon
1.3 Types of Polysilicon
2. Photovoltaic Cells Overview
2.1 Classification
2.2 Manufacturing Process
3. Polysilicon Market Analysis
3.1 Global Market
3.1.1 Global Polysilicon Market Demand by Watts
Table 2: Global Polysilicon Market Demand by Watts (2009-2017E)
3.1.2 Global Polysilicon Market Demand by Volume
Table 3: Global Polysilicon Market Demand by Volume (2008-2016F)
3.1.3 Global Polysilicon Market Demand by Application
Table 4: Global Polysilicon Market Demand by Application (2015E)
3.1.4 Global Polysilicon Market by Production
Table 5: Global Polysilicon Production (2008-2016F)
3.1.5 Global Polysilicon Market by Utilization Rate
Table 6: Polysilicon Industry Utilization Rates (2009-2017E)
3.1.6 Global Polysilicon Market by Spot Pricing
Table 7: Global Polysilicon Market by Spot Pricing (2009-2015)
3.2 China Polysilicon Market
3.2.1 Polysilicon Import Market in China by Country
Table 8: Polysilicon Import Market Share in China by Country (January 2016)
3.2.2 Polysilicon Imports in China
Table 9: China’s Polysilicon Imports (2010-2014)
3.2.3 Polysilicon Imports Tarrif in China
Table A: Chinese Polysilicon Import Tariffs by Company (2015)
4. Polysilicon Base Market Analysis
4.1 Silicon Market
4.1.1 Global Silicon Market by End Use
Table 10: Global Silicon Market by End Use (2015E)
4.1.2 Global Silicon Market by Cost Structure
Table 11: Global Silicones Market by Cost Structure (2015E)
4.2 Polymer Market
4.2.1 Global Polymers Market by End Use
Table 12: Global Polymers Market by End Use (2015E)
4.2.2 Global Polymers Market by Cost Structure
Table 13: Global Polymers Market by Cost Structure (2015E)
5. Polysilicon End Market Analysis
5.1 Photovolatic (PV) Market
5.1.1 Global PV Demand by Volume
Table 14: Global PV Demand by Volume (2010-2016F)
5.1.2 Global PV Demand by Region
Table 15: Global PV Demand by Region (2015E)
Table 16: Global PV Demand by Region - Forecast (2016F)
5.1.3 Global PV Installations
Table 17: Global PV Installations (2012-2018E)
5.1.4 Global PV Wafer Production by Region
Table 18: Global PV Wafer Producers by Region (2015E)
5.2 Semiconductor Market Analysis
5.2.1 Global Semiconductors Demand by Volume
Table 19: Global Semiconductors Demand by Volume (2010-2016F)
6. Market Dynamics
6.1 Key Trends
6.1.1 Decreasing Production Cost
6.1.2 Decreasing Polysilicon Prices
6.1.3 Solid Downstream Demand
Table 20: Projected PV Power Plant Capacity in China (2014-2020E)
6.2 Growth Drivers
6.2.1 Rise in Solar Cell Market
6.2.2 Growing Semiconductor Industry
6.2.3 Economic Growth
Table 21: Global GDP (2006-2015E)
6.3 Major Challenges
6.3.1 Overcapacity
6.3.2 Heavy Capital Requirements
6.3.3 High Entry Barriers
6.3.4 Level of Integration
6.3.5 Competition and Substitutes
6.3.6 China’s Anti Dumping Policy
7. Competitive Landscape
7.1 Global Silicon Market
Table 22: Global Silicon Market Share by Company (2015E)
7.2 Global Polysilicon Market
7.2.1 Global Polysilicon Market Competition by Supply
Table B: Global Polysilicon Market Competition by Supply (2011-2015E)
7.2.2 Global Polysilicon Market Competition By Sales
Table 23: Global Polysilicon Market Competition By Sales (2015E)
7.2.3 Global Polysilicon Market Competition By Capacity
Table 24: Global Polysilicon Market Competition By Capacity (2015E)
7.2.4 Global Polysilicon Market Competition by Production Capacity
Table C: Global Polysilicon Market Competition by Production Capacity (2011-2016F)
7.3 Global Polysilicon End Market Competition
7.3.1 Tier 1 Companies Wafer Capacity
Table D: Tier 1 Companies Wafer Capacity (2011-2015E)
7.3.2 Tier 1 Companies Solar Cell Capacity
Table E: Tier 1 Companies Solar Cell Capacity (2011-2015E)
7.3.3 Tier 1 Companies Solar Module Capacity
Table F: Tier 1 Companies Solar Module Capacity (2011-2015E)
8. Company Profiles
8.1 Wacker Chemie AG
8.1.1 Business Overview
Table 25: Wacker Chemie’s Revenue Share by Business Segments (2015)
Table 26: Wacker Chemie’s Revenue Share by Geography (2015)
8.1.2 Financial Overview
Table 27: Wacker Chemie’s Revenue and Net Income (2011-2015)
8.1.3 Business Strategies
8.2 GCL Poly Energy
8.2.1 Business Overview
Table 28: GCL’s Revenue Share by Business Segments (2015)
8.2.2 Financial Overview
Table 29: GCL Revenues and Net Income (2011-2015)
8.2.3 Business Strategies
8.3 REC Silicon ASA
8.3.1 Business Overview
8.3.2 Financial Overview
Table 30: REC Silicon ASA’s Revenue (2009-2014)
8.3.3 Business Strategies

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