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Global nickel short-term outlook July 2016


Global nickel short-term outlook July 2016

Report summary

Nickel prices surged to a new high for the year of US$10,662/t (US$4.84/lb), and may go higher as mine closures in the Philippines signal that a substantial cut in nickel ore supply may compromise NPI production in China.

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  • Global nickel short-term outlook July 2016 PDF - 758.31 KB 23 Pages, 13 Tables, 8 Figures
  • Data Tables Ni STO.xls XLS - 435.50 KB

Description

As global demand weakens and commodity prices fall, we're seeing a challenging environment in the metals and mining industry. Mining companies are increasingly coming under pressure to reduce operating costs, causing many to shift their strategic planning, delay new investments and look to long-term future growth.

This Nickel Short Term Outlook report provides a detailed breakdown of global supply and demand balances in this market, as well as price forecasts.

Mining companies, investment banks and investors can use this report to understand the future direction of the ferrous and base metals market. It will also help you assess the impact of key industry issues and events on market balances and pricing.

From acquisitions to investments, Wood Mackenzie helps you plan, forecast and benchmark in the metals markets. Our proprietary database and analyst expertise combines robust production, consumption and pricing data with detailed analysis to identify market opportunities.

We give you a holistic view of the ferrous and base metals markets so you have the confidence to make strategic decisions.

  • Executive summary
  • Supply-demand balances
    • LME cash and 3-month spread
  • Demand
    • Quarterly global nickel consumption in stainless steel (kt)
  • Supply
    • Chinese nickel ore imports from the Philippines

In this report there are 21 tables or charts, including:

  • Executive summary
    • Key forecasts
  • Supply-demand balances
    • LME and SHFE nickel stocks, and nickel prices
    • Global nickel quarterly supply-demand balance
    • Supply-demand balances: Image 2
  • Demand
    • Demand: Table 1
    • Quarterly refined nickel consumption by first use (kt)
    • World aircraft deliveries
    • Chinese 2016 stainless exports boosted by hot-rolled
    • Exports share of total production steady in 2016
    • US stainless shipments flat to declining
    • Chinese share of US stainless imports falling
    • 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)
  • Supply
    • Supply: Image 1
    • 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)
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