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Global nickel short-term outlook July 2016

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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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Table of contents

  • Executive summary
  • Supply-demand balances
  • Demand
  • Supply

Tables and charts

This report includes 21 images and tables including:

Images

  • LME and SHFE nickel stocks, and nickel prices
  • Supply-demand balances: Image 2
  • 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
  • Supply: Image 1

Tables

  • Key forecasts
  • Global nickel quarterly supply-demand balance
  • Demand: Table 1
  • Quarterly refined nickel consumption by first use (kt)
  • 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 nickel metal production/capability (kt)
  • Nickel stocks and premiums
  • Global refined nickel supply-demand balance (kt)

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