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Global nickel short-term outlook December 2018

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19 December 2018

Global nickel short-term outlook December 2018

Report summary

Prices barely move as the market remains acutely interested in proposed hydrometallurgical projects in Indonesia that could boost global supply substantially. But mid-term deficits remain so a reversal of the recent down trend is likely in 2019.

Table of contents

  • Executive summary
    • LME and SHFE nickel stocks, and nickel prices
    • Global nickel quarterly supply-demand balance
    • Quarterly global nickel consumption in stainless steel (kt)
    • Global refined nickel consumption (kt)
  • Supply

Tables and charts

This report includes 16 images and tables including:

  • Key forecasts
  • 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)
  • Supply-demand balances: Image 1
  • Supply-demand balances: Table 1
  • Demand: Table 1
  • Quarterly refined nickel consumption by first use (kt)
  • Taiwan's 300 series stainless melt production is falling as imports of stainless HRC from Indonesia increase
  • Shipments and estimated primary nickel use by VDM and Imphy
  • Global quarterly refined consumption (kt)
  • Quarterly global stainless steel production (kt raw steel basis)
  • Demand: Table 5
  • Global stainless steel production (kt raw steel basis)

What's included

This report contains:

  • Document

    global nickel short-term outlook december 2018.pdf

    PDF 927.31 KB

  • Document

    Global nickel STO data tables December 2018.xls

    XLS 472.50 KB

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