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Global nickel short-term outlook October 2020

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30 October 2020

Global nickel short-term outlook October 2020

Report summary

Booming Chinese and Indonesian stainless, and perceived tightening supply of nickel is behind the fervour that pushed nickel prices up to a 12-month high. Yet the ramp up in Indonesian NPI indicates a nickel surplus is building in China. Imported NPI is being held back from the market to cover the anticipated shortfall next year, as the Indonesian ore export ban bites harder and Chinese NPI decreases.

Table of contents

    • China
    • Indonesia
  • Europe
  • Australia
  • Indonesia
  • New Caledonia
  • Philippines
  • Europe
  • USA

Tables and charts

This report includes 12 images and tables including:

  • 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)
  • Global nickel concentrate balance
  • 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)
  • Year-on-year growth in Chinese stainless production, by stainless grade
  • Indonesian stainless melt production by company, and associated NPI output

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