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Global nickel short-term outlook March 2019

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Nickel prices ended March more or less on a par with those of end-February. Stainless melting rates are increasing in Europe as definitive safeguarding duties have a positive impact. But will Tsingshan start shipping more stainless steel to Europe now that China has introduced preliminary anti-dumping duties on stainless semis from Indonesia? Conference visits to Indonesia and Australia shed more light on NPI and batteries.

Table of contents

  • Africa
    • China
    • Japan
  • Europe

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This report includes 11 images and tables including:

  • Malaysian imports of stainless from South Africa being replaced by Indonesia
  • Penetration of the European stainless market by ex-region imports
  • 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 finished nickel production/capability (kt)
  • Nickel stocks and premiums
  • Global refined nickel supply-demand balance (kt)

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