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Global nickel long-term outlook Q4 2016

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15 December 2016

Global nickel long-term outlook Q4 2016

Report summary

The ongoing ramp up of new stainless melting capacity in China warranted a substantial increase in our demand forecasts. However, this change was more than offset by a larger increase in forecast supply, chiefly due to new NPI production in Indonesia. Despite these changes, the nickel market will end 2016 in deficit and it is still expected to remain undersupplied through to 2020. Much of the shortfall can be met by stocks but by 2020 there will be a need for new project development. Critically, more sulphide mines will be needed in order to keep existing smelters in operation. In order to maintain a reasonable market balance, around 665kt of new finished nickel supply will be needed by 2035. We estimate that the promise of a long-term nickel price of US$22,000/t (US$10.00/lb, real) should be enough to incentivise those new projects.

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    • What's changed?
    • Demand update
    • Supply update
    • Medium to long term market outlook

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    Global nickel long term outlook Q4 2016.pdf

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    Nickel Tables LTO Q4 2016.pdf

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    Demand main changes nickel LTO Q4 2016.xls

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    Demand analysis nickel LTO Q4 2016.xls

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    Supply main changes nickel LTO Q4 2016.xls

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    Production rankings nickel LTO Q4 2016.xls

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    Equity Production nickel LTO Q4 2016.xls

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    Mine analysis nickel LTO Q4 2016.xls

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    Smelter analysis nickel LTO Q4 2016.xls

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    Refinery analysis nickel LTO Q4 2016.xls

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    Market balance and prices nickel LTO Q4 2016.xls

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