China’s First-Half Polysilicon Sales Rise 145%, Xinhua Says

Sept. 10 (Bloomberg) — Sales from China’s polysilicon
industry rose 145 percent in the first half from a year earlier
to 9.58 billion yuan ($1.6 billion), Xinhua News Agency
reported.

Suppliers of the raw material for solar cells had a profit
of 600 million yuan, Xinhua said, citing Zhao Jiasheng, vice
chairman of the China Nonferrous Metals Industry Association.

Domestic polysilicon output doubled to 62,000 metric tons
from a year ago, the Ministry of Industry and Information
Technology said last month.

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