Silicon carbide (SiC) is an inorganic substance, and the silicon carbide used in industrial applications is generally produced by high-temperature smelting in an electric resistance furnace using raw materials such as quartz sand, petroleum coke (or coal coke), and wood chips (salt is added when producing green silicon carbide). Silicon carbide can serve as both an abrasive and a refractory material. Moreover, the price of silicon carbide is very affordable, offering a high cost-performance ratio, making it the primary choice for many enterprises. In this article, we will delve deeper into the pricing of silicon carbide.
The price of silicon carbide varies across different countries and regions. China, being one of the largest exporters of silicon carbide, has a significant advantage in terms of quality and price, making it the primary choice for enterprises worldwide. Generally, the price of silicon carbide is calculated per ton. Below is a rough price range for silicon carbide:
- Black SiC 88%min 0-10mm, the factory price is 6,600-6,800 RMB/ton;
- Black SiC 98%min 10-30cm, the factory price is 7,200-7,400 RMB/ton;
- Black SiC 98%min F16-100, the factory price is 8,000-8,200 RMB/ton.
Green silicon carbide, due to different production processes and raw materials, has a higher production cost and is generally more expensive than black silicon carbide.
- Green SiC 98%min 6-12mm, the factory price in China is 12,000-13,000 RMB/ton;
- Green SiC 98%min 10-30cm, the factory price in China is 13,000-14,000 RMB/ton;
- Green SiC 98%min F16-100, the factory price in China is 15,000-16,000 RMB/ton.
Supply and Demand: As the application fields of silicon carbide continue to expand, the demand is also continuously growing, leading to a situation where supply cannot meet demand. The production speed of factories is relatively slow, making the price of silicon carbide more likely to rise than fall.
Raw Material Prices: The main raw materials for silicon carbide are quartz sand and petroleum coke, and the prices of these raw materials show fluctuating trends, thereby causing the production cost and market price of silicon carbide to also fluctuate.
Macro-economic Environment: In the current market environment, the market economy is constantly changing. When the downstream application enterprises of silicon carbide are affected, this impact can also be transmitted to the upstream silicon carbide market.
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