Commodity Market Report

Global nickel short-term outlook December 2018

Get this report


You can pay by card or invoice

Contact us

Submit your details to receive further information about this report.

For details on how your data is used and stored, see our Privacy Notice.

- FAQ's about online orders
- Find out more about subscriptions

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

Trusted by leading organisations