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Nickel Research Suite

Unmatched analysis of Nickel value chain.

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What is Nickel Research Suite?

Access unmatched market research and analysis across the entire nickel supply chain. Explore supply and demand amid increasing demand for batteries and pressures on stainless steel production. Understand the nuances of the nickel industry to anticipate developments and make informed decisions. 

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Features and workflows

Obtain a complete picture of the nickel value chain

  • Enhance understanding of risks and opportunities. 
  • Obtain comprehensive analysis of emerging global trends. 
  • Identify cost competitiveness drivers from key asset-level data. 
  • Value existing assets and assess the impact of new projects on the industry cost curve. 
  • Analyse competitor assets for acquisition opportunities and benchmark against peers to gauge competitive positioning. 

Comprehensive Market Outlooks  

Strategic Planning Outlook to give you a comprehensive view of global and regional markets for the next 30 years, with data and analysis to 2050.  

Investment Horizon Outlook provides an analysis of the investment landscape and market implications for current and anticipated investments for the next 10 years, with data to 2050. 

Monthly short-term market outlook on supply, demand, trade, and price forecasts for the next 2 years.  

Cost analysis and asset-level modelling 

Maximise your investments with our analysis of costs, reserves, production, infrastructure, nickel quality and mine valuations. 

 Understand the dynamics of the concentrate and intermediate markets and their impact on future capacity requirements. 

Understand the nuances of the nickel sulphate industry and anticipate developments with insight into the entire nickel sulphate supply chain and the operating costs associated with the production 

Access to granular data on supply, demand, price forecast, trade flows, cost, production, and anode allocation with our data tools. 

Stay Informed 

Access to tailored insights into key market themes and our global team of Wood Mackenzie analysts. 

Corporate Strategy / Asset Acquisition  

Perform detailed analyses of competitor assets to identify potential acquisition targets and assess strategic fit for expansion. 

Conduct financial modelling and cost-benefit analysis to evaluate existing assets and the impact of new projects on the industry cost structure. 

Benchmarking

Compare performance metrics against industry peers to identify strengths and weaknesses and develop strategies to improve competitive positioning. 

Analyse operational metrics to assess efficiency and identify competitive drivers, enabling targeted improvements to maintain a competitive edge. 

Strategic Resourcing and Planning 

Gather and analyse comprehensive data on mining assets, companies, and countries to gain insights into market dynamics and identify trends. 

Analyse cost structures and resource allocation to inform strategic planning, optimise costs, and enhance overall business strategies. 

Wood Mackenzie is the leading global data and analytics company for the energy transition. A trusted partner for over 50 years, our team has over 2,400 experts across more than 30 global locations who cover the entire supply chain. Our people and products help businesses and governments navigate significant challenges and make informed decisions to gain a competitive edge.

Frequently asked questions

Here you’ll find answers to the most common questions you may have on Nickel Research Suite.

Designed for a diverse range of professionals and organisations in the nickel mining industry seeking reliable data, analysis, insights, and tools to navigate the complexities of the landscape. This includes mine owners and operators, investment analysts, fund managers, commodity traders, commercial strategists, business development managers, supply chain and procurement managers. 

Access to accurate and reliable market analysis is crucial in remaining competitive amid global economic uncertainties, we provide you with detailed insights into supply, demand, trade flows, and price trends, enabling you to anticipate market movements and make informed strategic decisions.  

Our Nickel Research Suite provides you with individual asset reports and tools including cost curves and cost models to empower you to thrive in a competitive landscape. Use it to: 

  • Benchmarking against competitors to optimise costs and margins. 
  • Identify risks, opportunities, and operational efficiencies to enhance profitability. 
  • Stress test with scenario modelling capabilities under Wood Mackenzie’s energy transition scenarios to assess business resilience, optimise planning and investment strategies.