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Global nickel short-term outlook November 2019

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Nickel prices retreat as Indonesian nickel ore exports resume and LME stock withdrawals come to an end. Chinese stainless maintains strong production rates but remains at risk of cuts as domestic market appears oversupplied. Asian penetration by Tsingshan Indonesia may slow as protectionist trade tariffs become increasingly likely. Europe is particularly concerned; as regional stainless production falls back in the face of imports, the EU launches a complaint to the WTO about Indonesian export rules for stainless raw materials.

Table of contents

  • Trade action and reaction
    • China
    • Japan
  • Europe

Tables and charts

This report includes 11 images and tables including:

  • Quarterly global nickel consumption in stainless steel (kt)
  • 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 finished nickel production/capability (kt)
  • Nickel stocks and premiums
  • Global refined nickel supply-demand balance (kt)

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