When it comes to silicon material, the domestic market price of level-1material is 120 CNY/kg, and 110 CNY/kg for level-2 ones. The price of imported level-1 materials is $18.345 /kg, while it stands at $17.666 /kg for level-2 ones. Both domestic and imported silicon materials experienced a slight increase in prices. Some manufacturers have commented that the rates of domestic silicon materials will go on rising and that is why they have started to increase inventories. They will try to keep their shipment at stable levels to improve financial liquidity.
Considering the mono-c-Si 125mm*125mm solar wafer, the price of tier-1 suppliers stood at 5.1 CNY/pc, and at 4.2 CNY/pc for tier-2 ones. As to mono-c-Si 156mm*156mm wafer, the price of tier-1 suppliers arrived at 7.6 CNY/pc, and 7.2 CNY/pc for tier-2 ones. In terms of poly-c-Si 156mm*156mm wafer, the price of tier-1 suppliers reached 6.50 CNY/pc, and 5.5 CNY/pc for tier-2 ones. Prices went up in foreign markets after 1st January 2013 causing domestic manufacturers to increase their rates too. Demand is inconsistent due to the market being slow and circulation volume of cheap products has gone up tremendously due to absence of mono silicon rods.
If we take the mono-c-Si 125mm*125mm cell into account, the price of tier-1 suppliers stands at 2.6 CNY/W, and 2.3 CNY/W for tier-2 ones. Regarding mono-c-Si 156mm*156mm cell, the price of tier-1 suppliers is at 2.9 CNY/W, and 2.35 CNY/W for tier-2 ones. In terms of poly-c-Si 156mm*156mm cell, the price of tier-1 suppliers has reached 2.45 CNY/W, and 2.15 CNY/W for tier-2 ones. The demand is good, but manufacturers are seeing inventory levels of mono-c-Si cells disappearing, which make the prices unstable and likely to go up.
Concerning mono-c-Si 190W solar module, the price of tier-1 suppliers stands at 4.40 CNY/W, and 4.0 CNY/W for tier-2 ones. As to mono-c-Si 245W module，the price of tier-1 suppliers is at 4.85 CNY/W, and 4.35 CNY/W for tier-2 ones. In terms of poly-c-Si 230W module, the price of tier-1 suppliers has reached 4.0 CNY/W, and 3.50 CNY/W for tier-2 ones. Demand has grown, but not too much to push the rates up. Golden Sun projects are likely to dominate the first half of 2013. Inventory levels are low as of now and will not be increased under present conditions.