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Global nickel short-term outlook July 2021

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29 July 2021

Global nickel short-term outlook July 2021

Report summary

Fundamentals and sentiment are supporting high nickel prices. The market is tightening, stocks are falling, demand is strong and supply disruptions are pushing up premiums. Higher prices are coming but the ongoing shortage of semiconductor chips for autos and home appliances could force a retreat in Q4. As the world looks forward to a future of electrification, more and more companies jump onto the battery recycling bandwagon.

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Tables and charts

This report includes 12 images and tables including:

  • Korean stianless steel imports - dominated by China and Indonesia
  • Ferritic stainless ratio reclaims dominant position in Japan's product mix
  • Quarterly global refined nickel consumption (kt)
  • Quarterly global stainless steel production (kt raw steel basis)
  • Global refined nickel consumption (kt)
  • Global stainless steel production (kt raw steel basis)
  • Chinese imports of nickel ore from the Philippines
  • 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)

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    Global Nickel Short Term Outlook July 2021.pdf

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