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Global nickel short-term outlook August 2019

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Nickel prices are driven up sharply by speculation then apparent confirmation of an early Indonesian ore export ban. As the share of nickel supply at risk is considerable, we review the impact this ban could have on the market. There are also new developments in Europe's resistance to Tsingshan Indonesia's expanding stainless export business. And battery demand for nickel sulphate in China is weakening.

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Tables and charts

This report includes 13 images and tables including:

  • Quarterly global nickel consumption in stainless steel (kt)
  • Quarterly refined nickel consumption by first use (kt)
  • Taiwanese stainless production and imports from Indonesia
  • Chinese stocks of cold-rolled stainless steel by grade
  • Global quarterly refined consumption (kt)
  • Quarterly global stainless steel production (kt raw steel basis)
  • Global refined nickel consumption (kt)
  • Global stainless steel production (kt raw steel basis)
  • Global nickel mine production/capability (kt)
  • Global nickel smelter production/capability (kt)
  • Global finished nickel production/capability (kt)
  • Nickel stocks and premiums
  • Global refined nickel supply-demand balance (kt)

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