Global Silicon and Ferro Silicon Industry

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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Silicon and Ferro Silicon in Thousands of Tons by the following End Use Segments: Silicon - Metallurgy, Chemical, Semiconductors, and Others; Ferro Silicon - Ferrous Foundry, Steel Industry, and Others. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and Latin America. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2007 through 2015. A seven-year historic analysis is also provided for these markets. The report profiles 69 companies including many key and niche players such as Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing Ltd., China National Bluestar (Group) Corporation, Bluestar Silicon Materials Co.Ltd, Compagnie De Saint-Gobain, CC Metals and Alloys, LLC, Dow Corning Corporation, Elkem AS, Evonik Degussa GmbH, Ferroatlanica Group, Invensil, Fesil ASA, Globe Specialty Metals, Globe Metallurgical Inc, Hemlock Semiconductor Corporation, Luoyang Institute of Refractories Research, MEMC Electronic Materials, Inc., Mitsubishi Materials Corporation, Mitsubishi Polycrystalline Silicon America Corporation, OSAKA Titanium Technologies Co., Ltd., Renewable Energy Corporation ASA, REC Solar Grade Silicon LLC, RIMA Industrial S/A, Simcala Inc., Simcoa (Silicon Metal Company of Australia) Operations Pty Ltd, Shin-Etsu Handotai Co. Ltd, Sinosteel Zunyi Ferroalloy Co., Ltd., Sumco Corporation, Sumco Techxiv Corporation, Tokuyama Corporation, VBC Ferro Alloys Ltd., and Wacker Chemie AG . Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are mostly extracted from URL research and reported select online sources.

SILICON AND FERRO SILICON MCP-2138

A GLOBAL STRATEGIC BUSINESS REPORT

CONTENTS

1. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS 1

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations 1

Disclaimers 2

Data Interpretation & Reporting Level 2

Quantitative Techniques & Analytics 3

Product Definitions and Scope of Study 3

Silicon 3

Ferro Silicon 3

2. MARKET DYNAMICS 4

End Use Applications Impact Demand 4

Current & Future Analysis 4

Silicon Market by End-use 4

Ferro Silicon Market by End-use 4

Steel and Aluminum Industry Shape Market Fortunes 5

Silicon Wafer Industry Goes through Turbulent Times 5

300mm Wafers Emerge as Tough Competitors to 200mm Wafers 5

Core Silicon Market Enters into Revival Phase 5

Polysilicon Market: Outlook 6

Table 1: Global Supply of Polysilicon to the Photovoltaic

Industry (2007): Supply of Polysilicon in Metric Tons by

Leading Suppliers (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 6

Production Scenario 7

Table 2: Global Polysilicon Market (2007): Production of

Polysilicon in Tons by Leading Manufacturers (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 7

Table 3: Global Polysilicon Market (2011): Production

Capacity in Metric Tons of New Entrants (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 8

Competitive Scenario 9

Table 4: Leading Manufacturers in the Global Merchant Silicon

and Epitaxial Wafer Market (2007): Percentage Breakdown of

Value Sales for Shin-Etsu Handotai, SUMCO, Siltronic, MEMC

Electronics Materials, Sumco Techxiv and Others (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 9

Table 5: Leading Manufacturers in the Global Silicon Wafer

Market (2007): Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Shin

-Etsu Handotai, SUMCO, Siltronic, MEMC, LG Siltron and Others

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 9

Table 6: Leading Manufacturers in the Global Semiconductor

Polysilicon Market (2007): Percentage Breakdown of Production

for Hemlock, Tokuyama, Wacker Chemie, Mitsubishi (US& Japan),

REC Silicon, MEMC (Italy & US), Sumitomo Sitix and Others

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 9

Table 7: Leading Manufacturers in the Global Multicrystalline

Wafers Market (2005 & 2006): Percentage Breakdown of

Production for REC Wafer, PV Crystallox, Deutsche Solar,

Kyocera, JFE, BP Solar, Sumco, and Others (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 10

Historic Stats 10

Production 10

Table 8: Global Silicon and Ferrosilicon Market (2004 &

2005): Production in '000 Metric Tons by Country - China,

Russia, Norway, United States, Brazil, Ukraine, France,

South Africa, Iceland, Kazakhstan, Canada, Venezuela, Spain,

India, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 11

Silicon Exports 11

Table 9: Global Silicon Metal Market (2004): Percentage

Breakdown of Volume Exports by Region - China, Brazil,

Norway, CIS, South Africa, Canada, United States, and Others

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 11

3. PRODUCT OVERVIEW 12

Silicon 12

Definition 12

Occurrence 12

Physical Properties 12

Production Process 13

Production of High Purity Float Zone (HPFZ) Silicon 13

Chemical Variants 13

Silicon Carbide 13

Applications of SiC 14

Fumed and Activated Silica 14

Applications 14

Metallurgy 14

Chemical 14

Semiconductors 15

Shipments 15

Table 10: Global Silicon Wafers Market (2000-2006(H1)):

Shipments in Millions of Square Inches by Wafer Type -

Polished Wafers, Epitaxial Wafers, and Non-Polished Wafers

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 15

Silicon Foundry 16

Key Global Foundries 16

Table 11: Asian Silicon Foundry Market (2004): Percentage

Breakdown by Wafer Processing - Fabless, IDM and System

House (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 16

Photovoltaic Cells 16

Monocrystalline Silicon Cells 16

Multicrystalline Silicon Cells 17

Amorphous Silicon Cells 17

Silicon Germanium Alloy 17

Silicon Metal Powder 17

Silicon Substitutes 17

Medicinal Properties 17

Ferro Silicon 18

Ferro-Silicon Substitutes 18

4. END-USE OVERVIEW 19

Silicon 19

Silicon in the Aluminum Industry 19

Silicon in Automotive Aluminum 19

Silicon in the Chemical Industry 19

Silicon in the Electronics Industry 19

SiGe Chips 19

Silicon-on-Insulator 20

Silicon in the Solar Industry 20

Large Imbalance in Polysilicon Supply and Demand 20

Table 12: Global Polysilicon Market (2000-2008): Supply and

Demand in Metric Tonnes (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 20

Massive Investments Planned in Capacity Expansion 21

Smaller Companies Face High Entry Barriers to Establish New

Polysilicon Production Capacities 21

Companies Focus on Extensive R&D in Advanced Solar Technologies 21

Soaring Polysilicon Demand Pushes Up Prices 21

Ferrosilicon 22

Iron and Steel Industry 22

Iron and Steel Industry - An Overview 22

Table 13: Global Steel Industry (2005): Percentage

Breakdown of Consumption by Leading Country - China,

Europe, Japan, United States, and Others (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 22

Global Crude Steel Production 23

Table 14: Global Crude Steel Market (1995-2005): Production

in Million Metric Tons (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 23

Table 15: Global Crude Steel Market (2005): Production in

Million Metric Tons by Leading Country - China, Japan,

United States, Russia, South Korea, Germany, Ukraine,

India, Brazil, Italy, and Others (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 23

5. TECHNICAL DEVELOPMENTS 24

Silicon for Billboards 24

Silicon for Micro-display Devices 24

Silicon, A Lifesaver 24

6. TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS IN RECENT PAST-A PERSPECTIVE BUILDER 25

US Scientists Develop Method to Refine Primary Silicon 25

US Inventors Develop Novel Method for Growing Epitaxial Silicon 25

US Based Inventors Develop Procedure for Growing

Polycrystalline Silicon 25

US Inventors Develop Method to Form Silicon and Oxide Layers 25

Japanese Scientist Develops Procedure to Produce Silicon On

Insulator (SOI) Substrate 25

Japanese Scientists Develop Liquid Phase Method to Grow

Silicon Crystal 26

German Scientists Develop Novel Silicon Composition 26

South Korean Scientists Develop Method to Oxidize Silicon

Substrates 26

Intel Develops Strained-Silicon Methodology to Design Chips 26

Intel and University of California Develop World's First

Hybrid Silicon Laser 26

Researchers at Brown University Create First Nanoscale Level

Silicon Laser 27

Stretchable Silicon to Create New Avenues in Electronics 27

Norwegian Researcher Develops Novel Silicon Preparation Method 27

US Scientists Develop Sinton QSSPC Silicon Evaluation System 27

Marvell Unveils Unique Silicon Solution 28

Mitsubishi Electric Develops Unique Silicon Carbide Transistors 28

Intel Develops World's First Continuous Wave Silicon Laser 28

Picogiga International Develops World's Most Advanced Silicon

-Based AlGaN/GaN HEMTs 29

Innovative Silicon Develops Z-RAM Technology 29

7. PRODUCT INTRODUCTIONS/INNOVATIONS 30

STMicroelectronics Unveils Silicon Surge Protectors 30

INPRO and WACKER Unveil Silicone Adhesive 30

ON Semiconductor Launches PureEdge Product Range 30

Silicon-Germanium Semiconducting Nanowires Unveiled by IBM and

UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science 31

DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions and Silicon Energy Unveil Glass

-Glass Solar PV Modules 31

Momentive Performance Materials to Launch StatSil Elastomer 31

8. PRODUCT INTRODUCTIONS/INNOVATIONS IN RECENT PAST-

A PERSPECTIVE BUILDER 32

Texas Instruments Introduces Gen 2 RFID Silicon 32

Ferro Electronic Develops New Materials for Solar Cell

Applications 32

Dow Corning Synthesizes Innovative Solar-Grade Silicon 32

French Based Inventor Synthesizes Silicon Powder 32

Freescale Develops First 24-Megabit (Mbit) Memory Array Using

Silicon Nanocrystals 33

Chipidea and Solid Silicon Offer Silicon Solutions for

Chartered's Micron Processes 33

Sierra Logic Introduces New Range of Silicon Storage Bridges 33

Silicon Graphics Rolls Out SGI Altix 1350 Cluster Platform in

the Middle East 33

9. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY 34

Calisolar Acquires 6N Silicon 34

Roth & Rau to Acquire OTB Solar 34

Timminco to Expand Silicon Metal Capacity 34

Globe Specialty Metals Restarts Operations at Selma Facility 35

MEMC Electronic Materials Acquires Solaicx 35

eSilicon Corporation to Purchase Silicon Design Solutions 35

Oswal Smelters to Set Up Ferro Silicon Facility 35

Anik Industries to Invest in Power and Ferroalloy Facilities 35

SKC Solmics to Expand Silicon Wafers Production Base 36

Microchip Technology Snaps Up Silicon Storage Technology 36

GLOBALFOUNDRIES and Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing Merge 36

Sunfilm and Sontor Merge to Form Sunfilm AG 36

Dow Corning takes Over US Silicon Metal Manufacturing Assets

of Globe Specialty Metals 37

Suntech Power Takes Over Minority Interest in Asia Silicon 37

Nippon Mining to Shift its Polycrystalline Silicon and Divest

Stake in Japan Solar Silicon 37

RASTRIYA Ispat Nigam and Manganese Ore India Enter Into Joint

Venture 37

Wacker Scott Solar Commissions New Facility at Jena 37

Taraz Metallurgical Plant to Expand Capacity 38

Innovalight and Roth & Rau Installs Silicon-Based Solar Cell Line 38

Dow Corning Acquires Operations of Globe Specialty Metals 38

Bihar Foundry & Castings Upgrades Ferro Silicon Unit 38

Timminco Limited to Restart Electric Arc Furnace at Becancour

Silicon Units 38

Jiangxi Blue Star Chemical Work Expands Silicone Monomer Facility 39

Tokuyama to Establish Facility in Malaysia 39

Tanushree Ispat Private to Establish Ferro Alloys Facility 39

Dongli Real Estate Group to Set Up Polycrystalline Silicon

Facility 39

Gasgen Ferro Alloys to Establish Ferro Silicon Facility 39

REC to Expand Polysilicon and Wafer Capacity 39

Globe Specialty Metals Acquires Solsil 40

Dow Corning to Raise Silicon Polymer Resins Capacity 40

Sumco Group to Boost 300mm Silicon Wafer Production 40

AMG Invest Acquires Stake in Graphit Kropfmuehl 40

The Silsex Board Inks Agreement to Acquire Translucent 40

Intrinsiq Materials Acquires pSiNutria 41

Permatex Acquires Anaerobicos 41

Topsil Inks Agreement to Acquire Stake in Cemat Silicon 41

centrotherm photovoltaics Takes Over SolMic 41

Beacon Minerals to Takeover Four Mineral Projects in Talas Region 41

Kovio Unveils Silicon Ink-based RFID Platform and Tag 41

Wacker Chemie Establishes New Polycrystalline Silicon Unit 42

Norsk Hydro and AMG Advanced Metallurgical Group Forms SilMag 42

Hemlock Semiconductor to Expand Polycrystalline Silicon

Production Base 42

Arcelor Mittal and Valin Group Enter into Joint Venture 42

Govinda Impex to Establish Ferro and Silicon Manganese Unit at

Astapal 43

Tangshan Sanyou Chemical Industries Enters into Joint Venture

with Jiangshan Silicon Industry 43

LDK Solar to Expand Silicon Wafer Production Capacity 43

Japan Solar Silicon to Commence Polycrystalline Silicon

Production 43

Topsil Semiconductor Materials Signs Agreement to Acquire

Shares of Cemat-Silicon 43

Tebian Electric Apparatus Stock Constructs Polycrystalline

Silicon Production Base 43

Timminco Subsidiary Signs Agreement for Supply of Solar Grade

Silicon to Q-Cells AG 43

Indsil Electrosmelts in Joint Venture with GoodEarth Group of

Companies 44

Bluestar New Chemical Material in Joint Venture with China

National Bluestar 44

Sumco Corporation Acquires Sumco Techvix 44

10. CORPORATE ACTIVITY IN RECENT PAST- A PERSPECTIVE BUILDER 45

Mindspeed Acquires Ample Communications 45

Oak Hill Capital and Tallwood Acquires SVTC Technologies 45

LSI Acquires Tarari 45

Hemlock Semiconductor to Enhance Michigan Polysilicon Capacity 45

Dow Corning and TOK Develop New Bilayer Photoresist 45

Sumco to Set Up New Photovoltaic Silicon Wafer Facility 46

Komatsu Changes its Name to Sumco Techxiv 46

Sumco Techxiv to Bolster 300-mm Silicon Wafer Capacity 46

Sumitomo Titanium Changes its Name to OSAKA 46

OSAKA Expands its Polycrystalline Silicon Facility 46

Sumco Techxiv to Raise 300mm Silicon Wafer Capacity in Taiwan 46

Wacker Silicones to Boost Silicone Rubber Compounds Capacity 46

Wacker Polysilicon to Set Up New Granular Polysilicon Facility 47

Wacker and Schott to Set Up Solar Wafer Manufacturing JV 47

MEMC Inks 10-Year Solar Wafer Supply Agreement With Conergy 47

REC Inks Wafer Supply Contract with Solland Solar Cells 48

REC to Supply Multi-crystalline Silicon Wafers to Photovoltech 48

REC to Supply Polysilicon to Sumco Techxiv Corporation 48

REC Inks US$880 Million Wafer Supply Contract with Moser Baer 48

Globe Specialty Metals Acquires Camargo Correa 48

Sumco Corporation to Close its France-Based Subsidiary 49

X-FAB Silicon and 1st Silicon Merge 49

Indian Charge Chrome and Indian Metal and Ferro Alloys to Merge 49

JFE Steel to Acquire Additional 49% Stake in Nova Era Silicon 49

Ohio TechAngel Acquires Minority Stake in Midwest MicroDevices 49

Lam Acquires Silicon Assets of Bullen 49

EPOD International Acquires Innovative Systems Engineering 50

SunPower Forms Joint Venture with Woongjin Coway 50

Degussa and SolarWorld Announce Joint Venture 50

SunPower Inks Supply Agreement with Siltronic 50

SunPower Signs Agreement with DC Chemical 50

Nippon Steel Establishes NS Solar Material 50

Renewable Energy Corporation Begins Construction of Granular

Polysilicon Production Facility 50

Wacker to Build New Polycrystalline Silicon Plant at Burghausen 51

11. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS 52

Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing Ltd. (Singapore) 52

China National Bluestar (Group) Corporation (China) 52

Bluestar Silicon Materials Co., Ltd. (China) 52

Compagnie De Saint-Gobain (France) 53

CC Metals and Alloys, LLC (US) 53

Dow Corning Corporation (US) 54

Elkem AS (Norway) 54

Evonik Degussa GmbH 54

Ferroatlantica Group (Spain) 54

Invensil (France) 55

Fesil ASA (Norway) 55

Globe Specialty Metals (US) 55

Globe Metallurgical, Inc. (US) 56

Hemlock Semiconductor Corporation (US) 56

Luoyang Institute of Refractories Research (LIRR) (China) 56

MEMC Electronic Materials, Inc. (US) 57

Mitsubishi Materials Corporation (Japan) 57

Mitsubishi Polycrystalline Silicon America Corporation (US) 57

OSAKA Titanium Technologies Co., Ltd. (Japan) 58

Renewable Energy Corporation ASA (Norway) 58

REC Solar Grade Silicon LLC (US) 58

RIMA Industrial S/A (Brazil) 58

Simcala Inc. (Silicon Mining Co.) (US) 59

Simcoa (Silicon Metal Company of Australia) Operations Pty Ltd

(Australia) 59

Shin-Etsu Handotai Co. Ltd. (Japan) 59

Sinosteel Zunyi Ferroalloy Co., Ltd. (China) 60

Sumco Corporation (Japan) 60

Sumco Techxiv Corporation (Japan) 60

Tokuyama Corporation (Japan) 61

VBC Ferro Alloys Ltd. (India) 61

Wacker Chemie AG (Germany) 61

12. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE 63

Table 16: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for

Silicon and Ferro Silicon by Geographic Region - US, Canada,

Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and

Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual

Consumption Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2007 through

2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 63

Table 17: World Historic Review for Silicon and Ferro Silicon

by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin America Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in

Thousand Tons for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 64

Table 18: World 11-Year Perspective for Silicon and Ferro

Silicon by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume

Consumption for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin America Markets for

Years 2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 65

Table 19: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for

Silicon in Metallurgy by Geographic Region - US, Canada,

Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and

Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual

Consumption Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2007 through

2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 66

Table 20: World Historic Review for Silicon in Metallurgy by

Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin America Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in

Thousand Tons for Years 2000 through 2006(includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 67

Table 21: World 11-Year Perspective for Silicon in Metallurgy

by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume

Consumption for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin America Markets for

Years 2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 68

Table 22: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for

Silicon in Chemicals by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,

Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin

America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption

Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2007 through 2015(includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 69

Table 23: World Historic Review for Silicon in Chemicals by

Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin America Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in

Thousand Tons for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 70

Table 24: World 11-Year Perspective for Silicon in Chemicals

by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume

Consumption for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin America Markets for

Years 2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 71

Table 25: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for

Silicon in Semiconductors by Geographic Region - US, Canada,

Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and

Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual

Consumption Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2007 through

2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 72

Table 26: World Historic Review for Silicon in Semiconductors

by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin America Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in

Thousand Tons for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 73

Table 27: World 11-Year Perspective for Silicon in

Semiconductors by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of

Volume Consumption for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin America Markets for

Years 2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 74

Table 28: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for

Silicon in Other Applications by Geographic Region - US,

Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle

East and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with

Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2007

through 2015(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 75

Table 29: World Historic Review for Silicon in Other

Applications by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,

Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin America

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures

in Thousand Tons for Years 2001 through 2006 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 76

Table 30: World 11-Year Perspective for Silicon in Other

Applications by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of

Volume Consumption for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin America Markets for

Years 2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 77

Table 31: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for

Ferro Silicon in Ferrous Foundry by Geographic Region - US,

Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle

East and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with

Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2007

through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 78

Table 32: World Historic Review for Ferro Silicon in Ferrous

Foundry by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,

Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin America

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures

in Thousand Tons for Years 2000 through 2006(includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 79

Table 33: World 11-Year Perspective for Ferro Silicon in

Ferrous Foundry by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of

Volume Consumption for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan),Middle East and Latin America Markets for

Years 2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 80

Table 34: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for

Ferro Silicon in Steel Industry by Geographic Region - US,

Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle

East and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with

Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2007

through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 81

Table 35: World Historic Review for Ferro Silicon in Steel

Industry by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,

Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin America

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures

in Thousand Tons for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 82

Table 36: World 11-Year Perspective for Ferro Silicon in Steel

Industry by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume

Consumption for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin America Markets for

Years 2005, 2010 and 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 83

Table 37: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for

Ferro Silicon in Other Applications by Geographic Region - US,

Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle

East and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with

Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2007

through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 84

Table 38: World Historic Review for Ferro Silicon in Other

Applications by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,

Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin America

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures

in Thousand Tons for Years 2000 through 2006(includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 85

Table 39: World 11-Year Perspective for Ferro Silicon in Other

Applications by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of

Volume Consumption for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin America Markets for

Years 2005, 2010 and 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 86

13. THE UNITED STATES 87

A.Market Analysis 87

Current and Future Analysis 87

Market Overview 87

Conventional and Emerging Applications Fuel Growth 87

Automotive Aluminum - A Key User of Silicon 88

Historic Perspective 88

Production 88

Table 40: US Silicon and Ferrosilicon Market (1995-2005):

Production in Metric Tons (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 89

Imports 89

Table 41: US Silicon Metal Market (1995-2004): Imports in

Metric Tons (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 89

Table 42: US Ferrosilicon Market (1995-2004): Imports in

Metric Tons (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 90

Imports by Grade 90

Table 43: US Silicon Metal (> than 99.99% Silicon) Market

(2004): Imports by Gross Weight (In Metric Tons) by

Country - Germany, Japan, Italy, Philippines, Belgium,

Republic of Korea, Taiwan, China, India, Mexico, and

Other (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 90

Table 44: US Silicon Metal (> than 99.99% Silicon) Market

(2004): Imports in US$'000 by Country - Germany, Japan,

Italy, Republic of Korea, China, and Other (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 91

Table 45: US Silicon Metal (99.00% - 99.99% Silicon)

Market (2004): Imports by Gross Weight (In Metric Tons)

by Country - Brazil, South Africa, Canada, Norway,

France, Australia, and Other (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 91

Table 46: US Silicon Metal (99.00% - 99.99% Silicon)

Market (2004): Imports in US$'000 by Country - Brazil,

South Africa, Canada, Norway, France, Australia, and

Other (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 91

Table 47: US Ferrosilicon (55% - 80% Silicon, >3% Ca)

Market (2004): Imports by Gross Weight (In Metric Tons)

by Country - France, Brazil, Argentina, and China

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 92

Table 48: US Ferrosilicon (55% - 80% Silicon, > than 3%

Ca) Market (2004): Imports in US$'000 by Country -

France, Brazil, Argentina, and China (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 92

Table 49: US Ferrosilicon (55% - 80% Silicon, Other)

Market (2004): Imports by Gross Weight (In Metric Tons)

by Country - China, Venezuela, Russia, Iceland, Canada,

Kazakhstan, Norway, France, South Africa, Brazil, and

Other (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 92

Table 50: US Ferrosilicon (55% - 80% Silicon, Other)

Market (2004): Imports in US$'000 by Country - China,

Venezuela, Russia, Iceland, Norway, Kazakhstan, Canada,

France, South Africa, Brazil, and Other (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 93

Table 51: US Ferrosilicon (80% - 90% Silicon) Market

(2004): Imports by Gross Weight (In Metric Tons) by

Country - Canada, Germany, and Brazil (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 93

Table 52: US Ferrosilicon (80% - 90% Silicon) Market

(2004): Imports in US$'000 by Country - Brazil, Canada,

and Germany (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 93

Table 53: US Magnesium Ferrosilicon Market (2004):

Imports by Gross Weight (In Metric Tons) by Country -

Norway, China, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, The

Netherlands, Japan, India, South Africa, France, and

Other (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 94

Table 54: US Magnesium Ferrosilicon Market (2004):

Imports in US$'000 by Country -Norway, China, Argentina,

Brazil, Canada, The Netherlands, Japan, and Other

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 94

Exports 95

Table 55: US Silicon Metal Market (1995-2004): Exports in

Metric Tons (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 95

Table 56: US Ferrosilicon Market (1995-2004): Exports in

Metric Tons (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 95

Exports by Grade 96

Table 57: US Silicon Metal (> than 99.99% Silicon) Market

(2004): Exports by Gross Weight (In Metric Tons) by

Country - Japan, China, Germany, Norway, Republic of

Korea, Taiwan, United Kingdom, France, Italy, Finland,

and Other (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 96

Table 58: US Silicon Metal (>than 99.99% Silicon) Market

(2004): Exports in US$'000 by Country - Japan, Germany,

China, Norway, Republic of Korea, United Kingdom, Italy,

Taiwan, France, Finland, and Other (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 96

Table 59: US Silicon Metal (99.00% - 99.99% Silicon)

Market (2004): Exports by Gross Weight (In Metric Tons)

by Country - Brazil, Japan, France, Mexico, Colombia,

United Kingdom, China, Hong Kong, Germany, Panama, and

Other (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 97

Table 60: US Silicon Metal (99.00% - 99.99% Silicon)

Market (2004): Exports in US$'000 by Country - Brazil,

Japan, France, Mexico, China, Colombia, United Kingdom,

Hong Kong, Germany, Panama, and Other (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 97

Table 61: US Ferrosilicon (> than 55% Silicon) Market

(2004): Exports by Gross Weight (In Metric Tons) by

Country - Canada, Mexico, Malaysia, Dominican Republic,

France, and Others 98

Table 62: US Ferrosilicon (>than 55% Silicon) Market

(2004): Exports in US$'000 by Country - Canada, Mexico,

Dominican Republic, Malaysia, France, Colombia, and Other 98

B.Market Analytics 99

Table 63: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for

Silicon by End-Use Segment - Metallurgy, Chemicals,

Semiconductors and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with

Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2007

through 2015(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 99

Table 64: US Historic Review for Silicon by End-Use Segment

- Metallurgy, Chemicals, Semiconductors and Other Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in

Thousand Tons for Years 2000 through 2006(includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 100

Table 65: US 11-Year Perspective for Silicon by End-Use

Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for

Metallurgy, Chemicals, Semiconductors and Other Markets for

2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 101

Table 66: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for

Ferro Silicon by End-Use Segment - Ferrous Foundry, Steel

Industry and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with

Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2007

through 2015(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 102

Table 67: US Historic Review for Ferro Silicon by End-Use

Segment - Ferrous Foundry, Steel Industry and Other Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in

Thousand Tons for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 103

Table 68: US 11-Year Perspective for Ferro Silicon by

End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption

for Ferrous Foundry, Steel Industry and Other Markets for

2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 103

14. CANADA 104

A.Market Analysis 104

Overview 104

Current & Future Analysis 104

Silicon Market 104

Ferro Silicon Market 104

B.Market Analytics 105

Table 69: Canadian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis

for Silicon by End-Use Segment - Metallurgy, Chemicals,

Semiconductors and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with

Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2007

through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 105

Table 70: Canadian Historic Review for Silicon by End Use

Segment - Metallurgy, Chemicals, Semiconductors and Other

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption

Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2001 through 2006

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 106

Table 71: Canadian 11-Year Perspective for Silicon by

End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption

for Metallurgy, Chemicals, Semiconductors and Other Markets

for 2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 107

Table 72: Canadian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis

for Ferro Silicon by End-Use Segment - Ferrous Foundry,

Steel Industry and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with

Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2007

through 2015(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 108

Table 73: Canadian Historic Review for Ferro Silicon by

End-Use Segment - Ferrous Foundry, Steel Industry and Other

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption

Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2000 through

2006(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 109

Table 74: Canadian 11-Year Perspective for Ferro Silicon by

End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption

for Ferrous Foundry, Steel Industry and Other Markets for

2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 109

15. JAPAN 110

A.Market Analysis 110

Current and Future Analysis 110

Silicon Market 110

Ferro Silicon Market 110

Imports 110

B.Market Analytics 111

Table 75: Japanese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis

for Silicon by End-Use Segment - Metallurgy, Chemicals,

Semiconductors and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with

Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2007

through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 111

Table 76: Japanese Historic Review for Silicon by End-Use

Segment - Metallurgy, Chemicals, Semiconductors and Other

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption

Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2000 through 2006

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 112

Table 77: Japanese 11-Year Perspective for Silicon by

End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption

for Metallurgy, Chemicals, Semiconductors and Other Markets

for 2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 113

Table 78: Japanese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis

for Ferro Silicon by End-Use Segment - Ferrous Foundry,

Steel Industry and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with

Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2007

through 2015(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 114

Table 79: Japanese Historic Review for Ferro Silicon by

End-Use Segment - Ferrous Foundry, Steel Industry and Other

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption

Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2001 through 2006

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 115

Table 80: Japanese 11-Year Perspective for Ferro Silicon by

End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption

for Ferrous Foundry, Steel Industry and Other Markets for

2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 115

16. EUROPE 116

A.Market Analysis 116

Current and Future Analysis 116

Silicon Market by End-use 116

Ferro Silicon Market by End-use 116

B.Market Analytics 117

Table 81: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis

for Silicon and Ferro Silicon by Geographic Region- France,

Germany, Italy, UK and Rest of Europe Markets Independently

Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Tons

for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 117

Table 82: European Historic Review for Silicon and Ferro

Silicon by Geographic Region- France, Germany, Italy, UK and

Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual

Consumption Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2000 through

2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 118

Table 83: European 11-Year Perspective for Silicon and Ferro

Silicon by Geographic Region- Percentage Breakdown of Volume

Consumption for France, Germany, Italy, UK and Rest of

Europe Markets for Years 2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 119

Table 84: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis

for Silicon by End-Use Segment - Metallurgy, Chemicals,

Semiconductors and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with

Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2007

through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 120

Table 85: European Historic Review for Silicon by End-Use

Segment - Metallurgy, Chemicals, Semiconductors and Other

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption

Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2001 through 2006

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 121

Table 86: European 11-Year Perspective for Silicon by

End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption

for Metallurgy, Chemicals, Semiconductors and Other Markets

for 2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 122

Table 87: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis

for Ferro Silicon by End-Use Segment - Ferrous Foundry,

Steel Industry and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with

Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2007

through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 123

Table 88: European Historic Review for Ferro Silicon by

End-Use Segment - Ferrous Foundry, Steel Industry and Other

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption

Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2000 through 2006

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 124

Table 89: European 11-Year Perspective for Ferro Silicon by

End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption

for Ferrous Foundry, Steel Industry and Other Markets for

2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 125

16a. FRANCE 126

A.Market Analysis 126

Current and Future Analysis 126

Silicon Market 126

Ferro Silicon Market 126

B.Market Analytics 127

Table 90: French Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis

for Silicon by End-Use Segment - Metallurgy, Chemicals,

Semiconductors and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with

Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2007

through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 127

Table 91: French Historic Review for Silicon by End-Use

Segment - Metallurgy, Chemicals, Semiconductors and Other

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption

Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2000 through 2006

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 128

Table 92: French 11-Year Perspective for Silicon by End-Use

Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for

Metallurgy, Chemicals, Semi- Conductors and Other Markets

for 2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 129

Table 93: French Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis

for Ferro Silicon by End-Use Segment - Ferrous Foundry,

Steel Industry and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with

Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2007

through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 130

Table 94: French Historic Review for Ferro Silicon by

End-Use Segment - Ferrous Foundry, Steel Industry and Other

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption

Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2000 through 2006

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 131

Table 95: French 11-Year Perspective for Ferro Silicon by

End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption

for Ferrous Foundry, Steel Industry and Other Markets for

2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 131

16b. GERMANY 132

A.Market Analysis 132

Current and Future Analysis 132

Silicon Market 132

Ferro Silicon Market 132

B.Market Analytics 133

Table 96: German Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis

for Silicon by End-Use Segment - Metallurgy, Chemicals,

Semiconductors and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with

Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2007

through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 133

Table 97: German Historic Review for Silicon by End-Use

Segment - Metallurgy, Chemicals, Semi-Conductors and Other

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption

Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2000 through

2006(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 134

Table 98: German 11-Year Perspective for Silicon by End-Use

Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for

Metallurgy, Chemicals, Semi- Conductors and Other Markets

for 2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 135

Table 99: German Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis

for Ferro Silicon by End-Use Segment - Ferrous Foundry,

Steel Industry and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with

Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2007

through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 136

Table 100: German Historic Review for Ferro Silicon by

End-Use Segment - Ferrous Foundry, Steel Industry and Other

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption

Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2000 through

2006(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 137

Table 101: German 11-Year Perspective for Ferro Silicon by

End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption

for Ferrous Foundry, Steel Industry and Other Markets for

2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 137

16c. ITALY 138

A.Market Analysis 138

Current and Future Analysis 138

Silicon Market 138

Ferro Silicon Market 138

B.Market Analytics 139

Table 102: Italian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis

for Silicon by End-Use Segment - Metallurgy, Chemicals,

Semi-Conductors and Other Markets Independently Analyzed

with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Tons for Years

2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 139

Table 103: Italian Historic Review for Silicon by End-Use

Segment - Metallurgy, Chemicals, Semi- Conductors and Other

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption

Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2000 through 2006

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 140

Table 104: Italian 11-Year Perspective for Silicon by

End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption

for Metallurgy, Chemicals, Semi- Conductors and Other

Markets for2005, 2010 and 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 141

Table 105: Italian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis

for Ferro Silicon by End-Use Segment - Ferrous Foundry,

Steel Industry and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with

Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2007

through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 142

Table 106: Italian Historic Review for Ferro Silicon by

End-Use Segment - Ferrous Foundry, Steel Industry and Other

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption

Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2000 through 2006

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 143

Table 107: Italian 11-Year Perspective for Ferro Silicon by

End-Use Segment -Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption

for Ferrous Foundry, Steel Industry and Other Markets for

2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 143

16d. THE UNITED KINGDOM 144

A.Market Analysis 144

Silicon Market 144

Ferro Silicon Market 144

B.Market Analytics 145

Table 108: UK Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for

Silicon by End-Use Segment - Metallurgy, Chemicals,

Semiconductors and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with

Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2007

through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 145

Table 109: UK Historic Review for Silicon by End-Use Segment

- Metallurgy, Chemicals, Semiconductors and Other Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in

Thousand Tons for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 146

Table 110: UK 11-Year Perspective for Silicon by End-Use

Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for

Metallurgy, Chemicals, Semiconductors and Other Markets for

2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 147

Table 111: UK Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for

Ferro Silicon by End-Use Segment - Ferrous Foundry, Steel

Industry and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with

Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2007

through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 148

Table 112: UK Historic Review for Ferro Silicon by End-Use

Segment - Ferrous Foundry, Steel Industry and Other Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in

Thousand Tons for Years 2000 through 2006(includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 149

Table 113: UK 11-Year Perspective for Ferro Silicon by

End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption

for Ferrous Foundry, Steel Industry and Other Markets for

2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 149

16e. REST OF EUROPE 150

A.Market Analysis 150

Current and Future Analysis 150

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