Import of silicon metals into the U.S. - countries of origin 2014-2017

Distribution of U.S. silicon metal imports between 2014 and 2017, by country of origin

Import of silicon metals into the U.S. - countries of origin 2014-2017 This statistic depicts the percentage of silicon metal imports from different countries into the U.S. between 2014 and 2017, by country. As a primary exporter of silicon metal to the United States, Brazil accounted for 28 percent of U.S. silicon metal imports. Silicon alloys and metals are important in various industries. Ferrosilicon is commonly used in ferrous foundries and steel industries. Whereas, silicon metal is often used for aluminum, aluminum alloys, and the chemical industry. Silicon is also often used for semiconductors in solar panels, computer chips, and as a part of the automotive industry.
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Distribution of U.S. silicon metal imports between 2014 and 2017, by country of origin

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Share of imports
Brazil28%
South Africa18%
Canada15%
Australia14%
Other25%
Share of imports
Brazil28%
South Africa18%
Canada15%
Australia14%
Other25%
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This statistic depicts the percentage of silicon metal imports from different countries into the U.S. between 2014 and 2017, by country. As a primary exporter of silicon metal to the United States, Brazil accounted for 28 percent of U.S. silicon metal imports. Silicon alloys and metals are important in various industries. Ferrosilicon is commonly used in ferrous foundries and steel industries. Whereas, silicon metal is often used for aluminum, aluminum alloys, and the chemical industry. Silicon is also often used for semiconductors in solar panels, computer chips, and as a part of the automotive industry.
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