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World Silicon and Ferro Silicon Market

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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Silicon and Ferro Silicon in Thousands of Tons. The major end-use segments analyzed for Silicon are Metallurgy, Chemical, Semiconductors, and Others. The end-use segments analyzed for Ferro Silicon are 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 forecasts are provided for each region for the period of 2001 through 2015. A ten-year historic analysis is also provided for these markets with annual market analytics. The report profiles 69 companies including many key and niche players worldwide such as Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing Ltd., China National Bluestar (Group) Corporation, Bluestar Silicon Materials Co.Ltd, CC Metals and Alloys, LLC, Elkem AS, Evonik Degussa GmbH, Ferroatlanica Group, Invensil, Fesil ASA, 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, 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 

I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS 

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1 
Disclaimers I-2 
Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2 
CAGR Disparities Between Historic & Current Data I-3 
Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-3 
Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3 
Silicon I-3 
Ferro Silicon I-3 


II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 

1. Market Dynamics II-1 
Trends II-1 
End Use Applications Impact Demand II-1 
Steel and Aluminum Industry Shape Market Fortunes II-1 
Competitive Scenario II-2 
Table 1: Leading Manufacturers in the Global Silicon Market 
(2005 & 2006): Percentage Breakdown of Production for 
Hemlock, Wacker, Tokuyama, REC, MEMC, Mitsubishi, and Others 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-2 

Table 2: Leading Manufacturers in the Global Merchant Silicon 
and Epitaxial Wafer Market (2005 & 2006): Percentage 
Breakdown of Value Sales for Shin-Etsu Handotai, SUMCO, 
Siltronic, MEMC, Komatsu Electronic Metals, and Others 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-2 

Table 3: Leading Manufacturers in the Global Silicon Wafer 
Market (2005 & 2006): Percentage Breakdown of Production for 
Shin-Etsu Handotai, SUMCO, MEMC, Siltronic, and Others 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-3 

Table 4: 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) II-3 
Production II-4 
Table 5: 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) II-4 
Silicon Exports II-5 
Table 6: 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) II-5 

2. Product Overview II-6 
Silicon II-6 
Definition II-6 
Occurrence II-6 
Physical Properties II-6 
Production Process II-7 
Production of High Purity Float Zone (HPFZ) Silicon II-7 
Chemical Variants II-7 
Silicon Carbide II-7 
Applications of SiC II-7 
Fumed and Activated Silica II-8 
Applications II-8 
Metallurgy II-8 
Chemical II-8 
Semiconductors II-8 
Shipments II-9 
Table 7: 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) II-9 
Silicon Foundry II-9 
Key Global Foundries II-9 
Table 8: Asian Silicon Foundry Market (2004): Percentage 
Breakdown by Wafer Processing - Fabless, IDM and System 
House (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-10 
Photovoltaic Cells II-10 
Monocrystalline Silicon Cells II-10 
Multicrystalline Silicon Cells II-10 
Amorphous Silicon Cells II-10 
Silicon Germanium Alloy II-10 
Silicon Metal Powder II-10 
Silicon Substitutes II-10 
Medicinal Properties II-11 
Ferro Silicon II-11 
Ferro-Silicon Substitutes II-11 

3. End-Use Overview II-12 
Silicon II-12 
Silicon in the Aluminum Industry II-12 
Silicon in Automotive Aluminum II-12 
Silicon in the Chemical Industry II-12 
Silicon in the Electronics Industry II-12 
SiGe Chips II-12 
Silicon-on-Insulator II-12 
Silicon in the Solar Industry II-13 
Large Imbalance in Polysilicon Supply and Demand II-13 
Table 9: Global Polysilicon Market (2000-2008): Supply and 
Demand in Metric Tonnes (includes corresponding 
Graph/Chart) II-13 
Massive Investments Planned in Capacity Expansion II-14 
Table 10: Global Polysilicon Market (2005-2008): Production 
Capacity in Tonnes by Leading Manufacturers - Hemlock (US), 
Wacker (Germany), MEMC (US), Tokuyama, SGS (US), ASiMi 
(US), Mitsubishi Material, Mitsubishi Polycrystalline 
Silicon (US), MEMC (Italy), and Sumitomo Titanium (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-14 
Smaller Companies Face High Entry Barriers to Establish New 
Polysilicon Production Capacities II-14 
Companies Focus on Extensive R&D in Advanced Solar Technologies II-15 
Soaring Polysilicon Demand Pushes Up Prices II-15 
Ferrosilicon II-15 
Iron and Steel Industry II-15 
Iron and Steel Industry - An Overview II-15 
Table 11: Global Steel Industry (2005): Percentage 
Breakdown of Consumption by Leading Country - China, 
Europe, Japan, United States, and Others (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-16 
Global Crude Steel Production II-16 
Table 12: Global Crude Steel Market (1995-2005): Production 
in Million Metric Tons (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-16 

Table 13: 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) II-17 

4. Technical Developments II-18 
Silicon for Billboards II-18 
Silicon for Micro-display Devices II-18 
Silicon, A Lifesaver II-18 

5. Technological Developments II-19 
US Scientists Develop Method to Refine Primary Silicon II-19 
US Inventors Develop Novel Method for Growing Epitaxial Silicon II-19 
US Based Inventors Develop Procedure for Growing 
Polycrystalline Silicon II-19 
US Inventors Develop Method to Form Silicon and Oxide Layers II-19 
Japanese Scientist Develops Procedure to Produce Silicon On 
Insulator (SOI) Substrate II-19 
Japanese Scientists Develop Liquid Phase Method to Grow 
Silicon Crystal II-19 
German Scientists Develop Novel Silicon Composition II-20 
South Korean Scientists Develop Method to Oxidize Silicon 
Substrates II-20 
Intel Develops Strained-Silicon Methodology to Design Chips II1-20 
Intel and University of California Develop World's First 
Hybrid Silicon Laser II-20 
Researchers at Brown University Create First Nanoscale Level 
Silicon Laser II-21 
Stretchable Silicon to Create New Avenues in Electronics II-21 
Norwegian Researcher Develops Novel Silicon Preparation Method II-21 
US Scientists Develop Sinton QSSPC Silicon Evaluation System II-21 
Marvell Unveils Unique Silicon Solution II-21 
Mitsubishi Electric Develops Unique Silicon Carbide Transistors II-22 
Intel Develops World's First Continuous Wave Silicon Laser II-22 
Picogiga International Develops World's Most Advanced Silicon 
-Based AlGaN/GaN HEMTs II-22 
Innovative Silicon Develops Z-RAM Technology II-22 

6. Product Innovations/Introductions II-23 
Texas Instruments Introduces Gen 2 RFID Silicon II-23 
Ferro Electronic Develops New Materials for Solar Cell 
Applications II-23 
Dow Corning Synthesizes Innovative Solar-Grade Silicon II-23 
French Based Inventor Synthesizes Silicon Powder II-23 
Freescale Develops First 24-Megabit (Mbit) Memory Array Using 
Silicon Nanocrystals II-23 
Chipidea and Solid Silicon Offer Silicon Solutions for 
Chartered's Micron Processes II-24 
Sierra Logic Introduces New Range of Silicon Storage Bridges II-24 
Silicon Graphics Rolls Out SGI Altix 1350 Cluster Platform in 
the Middle East II-24 

7. Recent Industry Activity II-25 
REC to Expand Polysilicon and Wafer Capacity II-25 
Globe Specialty Metals Acquires Solsil II-25 
Dow Corning to Raise Silicon Polymer Resins Capacity II-25 
Sumco Group to Boost 300mm Silicon Wafer Production II-25 
Mindspeed Acquires Ample Communications II-25 
Oak Hill Capital and Tallwood Acquires SVTC Technologies II-26 
LSI Acquires Tarari II-26 
Hemlock Semiconductor to Enhance Michigan Polysilicon Capacity II-26 
Dow Corning and TOK Develop New Bilayer Photoresist II-26 
Sumco to Set Up New Photovoltaic Silicon Wafer Facility II-26 
Komatsu Changes its Name to Sumco Techxiv II-26 
Sumco Techxiv to Bolster 300-mm Silicon Wafer Capacity II-26 
Sumitomo Titanium Changes its Name to OSAKA II-27 
OSAKA Expands its Polycrystalline Silicon Facility II-27 
Sumco Techxiv to Raise 300mm Silicon Wafer Capacity in Taiwan II-27 
Wacker Silicones to Boost Silicone Rubber Compounds Capacity II-27 
Wacker Polysilicon to Set Up New Granular Polysilicon Facility II-27 
Wacker and Schott to Set Up Solar Wafer Manufacturing JV II-28 
MEMC Inks 10-Year Solar Wafer Supply Agreement With Conergy II-28 
REC Inks Wafer Supply Contract with Solland Solar Cells II-28 
REC to Supply Multi-crystalline Silicon Wafers to Photovoltech II-28 
REC to Supply Polysilicon to Sumco Techxiv Corporation II-29 
REC Inks US$880 Million Wafer Supply Contract with Moser Baer II-29 
Globe Specialty Metals Acquires Camargo Correa II-29 
Sumco Corporation to Close its France-Based Subsidiary II-29 
X-FAB Silicon and 1st Silicon Merge II-29 
Indian Charge Chrome and Indian Metal and Ferro Alloys to Merge II-29 
JFE Steel to Acquire Additional 49% Stake in Nova Era Silicon II-29 
Ohio TechAngel Acquires Minority Stake in Midwest MicroDevices II-30 
Lam Acquires Silicon Assets of Bullen II-30 
EPOD International Acquires Innovative Systems Engineering II-30 
SunPower Forms Joint Venture with Woongjin Coway II-30 
Degussa and SolarWorld Announce Joint Venture II-30 
SunPower Inks Supply Agreement with Siltronic II-30 
SunPower Signs Agreement with DC Chemical II-31 
Nippon Steel Establishes NS Solar Material II-31 
Renewable Energy Corporation Begins Construction of Granular 
Polysilicon Production Facility II-31 
Wacker to Build New Polycrystalline Silicon Plant at Burghausen II-31 
Renewable Energy Acquires ASiMI from Komatsu II-31 
Advanced Power Technology Acquires PowerSicel II-31 
Fesil ASA Enhances Stake in Gfm FESIL II-32 
Ferroatlantica Group Acquires Pechiney Electrometallurgie's 
Ferroalloy Division from Alcan II-32 
ATI Technologies Acquires Part of Terayon II-32 
Renewable Energy Corporation Partners with Q-Cells and 
Evergreen Solar II-32 
Elkem Sells Silicon Metal Facility II-32 
Hawk Creek Laboratory Bags Contract from US Navy II-33 
Vonage Selects Texas Instruments as a Provider VoIP Silicon 
and Software II-33 
Sensant Corp Bags Contract for Silicon Ultrasound Imaging 
Probes from ESAOTE II-33 
pSivida Ltd Establishes pSiNutria II-33 
Nordic Venture Capitalists Invest in Norstel AB II-33 
Tokuyama Commences Construction of New Technology Verification 
Facility for Polycrystalline Silicon II-33 
Siltronic and Sumitomo Mitsubishi Silicon Expand Production 
Capacity II-34 
Cypress Semiconductors Divests Silicon Magnetic Systems Unit II-34 
Timminco Acquires Becancour Silicon Inc. II-34 
Elkem Acquires Interest in REC II-34 
Inner Mongolia Electric Enhances Capacity II-34 
Ordins Trading Company Establishes Jingyu Sunny Silicon Company II-35 
Nikopol Invests in Plant Modernization II-35 
RUSAL Sells Silicon Ferroalloy Facility II-35 

8. Focus on Select Players II-36 
Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing Ltd. (Singapore) II-36 
China National Bluestar (Group) Corporation (China) II-36 
Bluestar Silicon Materials Co., Ltd. (China) II-36 
CC Metals and Alloys, LLC (USA) II-37 
Elkem AS (Norway) II-37 
Evonik Degussa GmbH II-37 
Ferroatlantica Group (Spain) II-38 
Invensil (France) II-38 
Fesil ASA (Norway) II-38 
Globe Metallurgical Inc. (USA) II-38 
Hemlock Semiconductor Corporation (USA) II-39 
Luoyang Institute of Refractories Research (LIRR) (China) II-39 
MEMC Electronic Materials, Inc. (USA) II-39 
Mitsubishi Materials Corporation (Japan) II-40 
Mitsubishi Polycrystalline Silicon America Corporation (USA) II-40 
OSAKA Titanium Technologies Co., Ltd. (Japan) II-40 
Renewable Energy Corporation ASA (Norway) II-40 
REC Solar Grade Silicon LLC (USA) II-41 
RIMA Industrial S/A (Brazil) II-41 
Simcala Inc. (Silicon Mining Co.) (USA) II-41 
Simcoa (Silicon Metal Company of Australia) Operations Pty Ltd 
(Australia) II-41 
Shin-Etsu Handotai Co. Ltd. (Japan) II-42 
Sinosteel Zunyi Ferroalloy Co., Ltd. (China) II-42 
Sumco Corporation (Japan) II-42 
Sumco Techxiv Corporation (Japan) II-43 
Tokuyama Corporation (Japan) II-43 
Wacker Chemie AG (Germany) II-43 

9. Global Market Perspective II-45 
Table 14: 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 2001 through 
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-45 

Table 15: World Long-term Projections 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 2011 through 2015 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-46 

Table 16: 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 1991 through 2000 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-47 

Table 17: World 15-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 1998, 2008 and 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-48 

Table 18: 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 2001 through 
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-49 

Table 19: World Long-term Projections 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 2011 through 2015 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-50 

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 1991 through 2000 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-51 

Table 21: World 15-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 1998, 2008 and 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-52 

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 2001 through 2010 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-53 

Table 23: World Long-term Projections 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 2011 through 2015 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-54 

Table 24: 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 1991 through 2000 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-55 

Table 25: World 15-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 1998, 2008 and 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-56 

Table 26: 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 2001 through 
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-57 

Table 27: World Long-term Projections 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 2011 through 2015 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-58 

Table 28: 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 1991 through 2000 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-59 

Table 29: World 15-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 1998, 2008 and 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-60 

Table 30: 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 2001 
through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-61 

Table 31: World Long-term Projections 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 2011 through 2015 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-62 

Table 32: 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 1991 through 2000 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-63 

Table 33: World 15-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 1998, 2008 and 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-64 

Table 34: 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 2001 
through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-65 

Table 35: World Long-term Projections 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 2011 through 2015 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-66 

Table 36: 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 1991 through 2000 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-67 

Table 37: World 15-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 1998, 2008 and 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-68 

Table 38: 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 ThousandTons for Years 2001 
through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-69 

Table 39: World Long-term Projections 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 2011 through 2015 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-70 

Table 40: 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 1991 through 2000 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-71 

Table 41: World 15-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 1998,2008 and 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-72 

Table 42: 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 2001 
through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-73 

Table 43: World Long-term Projections 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 2011 through 2015 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-74 

Table 44: 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 1991 through 2000 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-75 

Table 45: World 15-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 1998, 2008 and 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-76 


III. MARKET 

1. The United States III-1 
A.Market Analysis III-1 
Current and Future Analysis III-1 
Market Overview III-1 
Conventional and Emerging Applications Fuel Growth III-1 
Automotive Aluminum - A Key User of Silicon III-2 
Production III-2 
Table 46: US Silicon and Ferrosilicon Market (1995-2005): 
Production in Metric Tons (includes corresponding 
Graph/Chart) III-3 
Imports III-3 
Table 47: US Silicon Metal Market (1995-2004): Imports in 
Metric Tons (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-3 

Table 48: US Ferrosilicon Market (1995-2004): Imports in 
Metric Tons (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-4 
Imports by Grade III-4 
Table 49: US Silicon Metal ( greater than 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) III-4 

Table 50: US Silicon Metal ( greater than 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) III-5 

Table 51: 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) III-5 

Table 52: 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) III-5 

Table 53: US Ferrosilicon (55% - 80% Silicon, greater than 3% Ca) 
Market (2004): Imports by Gross Weight (In Metric Tons) by 
Country - France, Brazil, Argentina, and China (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-6 

Table 54: US Ferrosilicon (55% - 80% Silicon, greater than than 3% 
Ca) Market (2004): Imports in US$'000 by Country - France, 
Brazil, Argentina, and China (includes corresponding 
Graph/Chart) III-6 

Table 55: 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) III-6 

Table 56: 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) III-7 

Table 57: US Ferrosilicon (80% - 90% Silicon) Market 
(2004): Imports by Gross Weight (In Metric Tons) by 
Country - Canada, Germany, and Brazil (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-7 

Table 58: US Ferrosilicon (80% - 90% Silicon) Market 
(2004): Imports in US$'000 by Country - Brazil, Canada, 
and Germany (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-7 

Table 59: 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) III-8 

Table 60: 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) III-8 
Exports III-9 
Table 61: US Silicon Metal Market (1995-2004): Exports in 
Metric Tons (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-9 

Table 62: US Ferrosilicon Market (1995-2004): Exports in 
Metric Tons (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-9 
Exports by Grade III-10 
Table 63: US Silicon Metal ( greater than 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) III-10 

Table 64: US Silicon Metal ( greater than 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) III-10 

Table 65: 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) III-11 

Table 66: 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) III-11 

Table 67: US Ferrosilicon ( greater than than 55% Silicon) Market 
(2004): Exports by Gross Weight (In Metric Tons) by 
Country - Canada, Mexico, Malaysia, Dominican Republic, 
France, and Others III-12 

Table 68: US Ferrosilicon ( greater than than 55% Silicon) Market 
(2004): Exports in US$'000 by Country - Canada, Mexico, 
Dominican Republic, Malaysia, France, Colombia, and Other III-12 
Technological Developments III-12 
Product Innovations/Introductions III-15 
Strategic Corporate Developments III-16 
Select Players III-19 
B.Market Analytics III-22 
Table 69: 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 2001 
through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-22 

Table 70: US Long-term Projections for Silicon by End Use 
Segment - Metallurgy, Chemicals, Semiconductors and Other 
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption 
Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-22 

Table 71: 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 1991 through 2000 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-23 

Table 72: US 15-Year Perspective for Silicon by End Use 
Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for 
Metallurgy, Chemicals, Semiconductors and Other Markets for 
1998, 2008 and 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-23 

Table 73: 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 2001 
through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-24 

Table 74: US Long-term Projections 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 2011 through 2015 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-24 

Table 75: 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 1991 through 2000 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-25 

Table 76: US 15-Year Perspective for Ferro Silicon by End 
Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for 
Ferrous Foundry, Steel Industry and Other Markets for 1998, 
2008 and 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-25 

2. Canada III-26 
A.Market Analysis III-26 
Overview III-26 
Strategic Corporate Development III-26 
B.Market Analytics III-27 
Table 77: 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 2001 
through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-27 

Table 78: Canadian Long-term Projections for Silicon by End 
Use Segment - Metallurgy, Chemicals, Semiconductors and 
Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption 
Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-27 

Table 79: 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 1991 through 2000 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-28 

Table 80: Canadian 15-Year Perspective for Silicon by End 
Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for 
Metallurgy, Chemicals, Semiconductors and Other Markets for 
1998, 2008 and 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-28 

Table 81: 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 2001 
through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-29 

Table 82: Canadian Long-term Projections 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 2011 through 2015 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-29 

Table 83: 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 1991 through 2000 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-30 

Table 84: Canadian 15-Year Perspective for Ferro Silicon by 
End Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption 
for Ferrous Foundry, Steel Industry and Other Markets for 
1998, 2008 and 2012(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-30 

3. Japan III-31 
A.Market Analysis III-31 
Current and Future Analysis III-31 
Imports III-31 
Technological Developments III-31 
Strategic Corporate Developments III-32 
Select Players III-33 
B.Market Analytics III-35 
Table 85: 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 2001 
through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-35 

Table 86: Japanese Long-term Projections for Silicon by End 
Use Segment - Metallurgy, Chemicals, Semiconductors and 
Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption 
Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-36 

Table 87: 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 1991 through 2000 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-36 

Table 88: Japanese 15-Year Perspective for Silicon by End 
Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for 
Metallurgy, Chemicals, Semiconductors and Other Markets for 
1998, 2008 and 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-37 

Table 89: 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 2001 
through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-38 

Table 90: Japanese Long-term Projections 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 2011 through 2015 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-38 

Table 91: 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 1991 through 2000 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-39 

Table 92: Japanese 15-Year Perspective for Ferro Silicon by 
End Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption 
for Ferrous Foundry, Steel Industry and Other Markets for 
1998, 2008 and 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-39 

4. Europe III-40 
Market Analysis III-40 
Current and Future Analysis III-40 
Table 93: 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 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding 
Graph/Chart) III-40 

Table 94: European Long-term Projections 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 2011 
through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-41 

Table 95: 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 1991 through 
2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-41 

Table 96: European 15-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 1998, 2008 and 2012 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-42 

Table 97: 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 2001 
through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-43 

Table 98: European Long-term Projections for Silicon by End 
Use Segment - Metallurgy, Chemicals, Semiconductors and 
Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption 
Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-43 

Table 99: 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 1991 through 2000 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-44 

Table 100: European 15-Year Perspective for Silicon by End 
Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for 
Metallurgy, Chemicals, Semiconductors and Other Markets for 
1998, 2008 and 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-44 

Table 101: 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 2001 
through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-45 

Table 102: European Long-term Projections 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 2011 through 2015 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-45 

Table 103: 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 1991 through 2000 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-46 

Table 104: European 15-Year Perspective for Ferro Silicon by 
End Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption 
for Ferrous Foundry, Steel Industry and Other Markets for 
1998, 2008 and 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-46 

4a. France III-47 
A.Market Analysis III-47 
Current and Future Analysis III-47 
Technological Development III-47 
Product Innovations/Introductions III-47 
Strategic Corporate Development III-47 
Select Players III-48 
B.Market Analytics III-49 
Table 105: 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 2001 
through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-49 

Table 106: French Long-term Projections for Silicon by End 
Use Segment - Metallurgy, Chemicals, Semiconductors and 
Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption 
Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-49 

Table 107: 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 1991 through 2000 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-50 

Table 108: French 15-Year Perspective for Silicon by End Use 
Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for 
Metallurgy, Chemicals, Semi-Conductors and Other Markets for 
1998, 2008 and 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-50 

Table 109: 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 2001 
through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-51 

Table 110: French Long-term Projections 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 2011 through 2015 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-51 

Table 111: 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 1991 through 2000 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-52 

Table 112: French 15-Year Perspective for Ferro Silicon by 
End Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption 
for Ferrous Foundry, Steel Industry and Other Markets for 
1998, 2008 and 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-52 

4b. Germany III-53 
A.Market Analysis III-53 
Current and Future Analysis III-53 
Technological Development III-53 
Strategic Corporate Developments III-53 
Select Players III-55 
B.Market Analytics III-56 
Table 113: 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 2001 
through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-56 

Table 114: German Long-term Projections for Silicon by End 
Use Segment - Metallurgy, Chemicals, Semiconductors and 
Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption 
Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-57 

Table 115: 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 1991 through 2000 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-57 

Table 116: German 15-Year Perspective for Silicon by End Use 
Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for 
Metallurgy, Chemicals, Semi-Conductors and Other Markets for 
1998, 2008 and 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-58 

Table 117: 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 2001 
through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-59 

Table 118: German Long-term Projections 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 2011 through 2015 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-59 

Table 119: 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 1991 through 2000 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-60 

Table 120: German 15-Year Perspective for Ferro Silicon by 
End Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption 
for Ferrous Foundry, Steel Industry and Other Markets for 
1998, 2008 and 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-60 

4c. Italy III-61 
Market Analysis III-61 
Current and Future Analysis III-61 
Table 121: 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 
2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-61 

Table 122: Italian Long-term Projections for Silicon by End 
Use Segment - Metallurgy, Chemicals, Semi-Conductors and 
Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption 
Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-62 

Table 123: 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 1991 through 2000 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-62 

Table 124: Italian 15-Year Perspective for Silicon by End 
Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for 
Metallurgy, Chemicals, Semi- Conductors and Other Markets 
for1998, 2008 and 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-63 

Table 125: 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 2001 
through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-64 

Table 126: Italian Long-term Projections 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 2011 through 2015 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-64 

Table 127: 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 1991 through 2000 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-65 

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