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03 October 2017


Report summary

Table of contents

  • Executive summary
  • Supply-demand balances
    • Quarterly global nickel consumption in stainless steel (kt)
    • Chinese nickel ore imports from the Philippines is lower in 2016

Tables and charts

This report includes 21 images and tables including:

  • Key forecasts
  • LME and SHFE nickel stocks, and nickel prices
  • Global nickel quarterly supply-demand balance
  • Monthly NPI production and decline in stocks of nickel ore feed
  • LME cash and 3-month spread
  • Indonesian FeNi trade into China comprises both FeNi and pig iron
  • Demand: Table 1
  • Quarterly refined nickel consumption by first use (kt)
  • China stainless prices improving
  • EU 27 imports of stainless flat products from Taiwan are resurgent in 2016
  • Chinese exports of stainless HRC to Taiwan increasing since mid-2015
  • Demand: Table 3
  • Quarterly global stainless steel production (kt raw steel basis)
  • Global refined nickel consumption (kt)
  • Global stainless steel production (kt raw steel basis)
  • Supply: Image 2
  • Global nickel mine production/capability (kt)
  • Global nickel smelter production/capability (kt)
  • Global nickel metal production/capability (kt)
  • Nickel stocks and premiums
  • Global refined nickel supply-demand balance (kt)