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Global nickel short-term outlook February 2019

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Nickel prices continued to move upwards in February in anticipation of good news from the US-China trade talks. Other indicators are also positive so we expect the rally to continue. Global nickel demand will remain solid, although there are some risks in China and Europe. And stainless expansion in Indonesia poses a challenge not only to other stainless producers but also to suppliers of primary nickel units.

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This report includes 15 images and tables including:

  • Chinese exports of stainless hot-rolled coil falling
  • Chinese imports of stainless hot-rolled coil well above historic normal
  • Russian stainless production
  • 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)
  • Pamco FeNi exports
  • SMM Hyuga FeNi exports
  • 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)
  • Taiwan stainless: Cuts in melt as Indonesian imports increase

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