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Global nickel sulphate market

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20 May 2020

Global nickel sulphate market

Report summary

This report provides an in-depth view of the growing demand for nickel sulphate for EV batteries. It identifies plant-by-plant production by precursor manufacturers as well as current global supply of nickel sulphate to meet this demand. The report covers in detail the main outlet for nickel chemicals historically, the relatively niche and specialised market of surface plating of steels and plastics base materials and electroforming. There will be a much higher requirement for nickel sulphate to satisfy global demand for batteries and we identify how the supply side is responding. Offering a comprehensive view on the global nickel sulphate market, both in terms of supply and demand in unprecedented detail, the report details the challenges that exist in satisfying the growing demand as well as existing markets.

Table of contents

    • Current nickel sulphate prices
    • Nickel sulphate in battery materials
    • Batteries for electric vehicles
    • Batteries for energy storage systems (ESS)
    • Batteries for portable electronics
    • Battery precursors and cathode materials
    • Precursor production technology
    • Precursor production
    • Concentration of production with major players increasing
    • Transition to higher nickel content precursors
    • Nickel demand in precursors for batteries to 2025
    • Long term demand outlook 2025-2040:
    • Outlook for global EV sales (HEV, PHEV BEV other)
    • Trends in battery use by type
    • Nickel sulphate in plating
    • Plating processes
    • Nickel plating applications
    • Product specifications
    • Quality assurance
    • Effect of impurities on electroplating
    • Effect of impurities on electroless plating
    • Opportunities and threats
    • Nickel demand in plating
    • Asia
    • Europe
    • Americas
    • Global nickel sulphate production
    • Nickel production for the sulphate sector

Tables and charts

This report includes 25 images and tables including:

  • Figure 1 Nickel sulphate supply-demand outlook
  • Figure 2 Nickel sulphate prices and premiums/discounts
  • Figure 3 Nickel sulphate production cost from MHP and margin
  • Figure 4 Metal content in cathode active materials used in LiBs
  • Figure 5 Outlook for the share of LIB batteries in energy storage systems
  • Table 1 Specifications of nickel sulphate currently available in the market
  • Figure 6 World production of nickel precursors, by country and by type
  • NMC NCA split
  • Figure 7 Forecast production by top nickel precursor companies
  • Figure 8 China precursor production cost (indexed to June 2018)
  • Figure 9 Global nickel precursor production by CAM type
  • Figure 10 World nickel consumption in EV-ESS batteries
  • Figure 11 Changing share of nickel consumption in EV batteries
  • Figure 11a
  • Figure 12 Long-term sales forecast for electric vehicles
  • Figure 13 Share of total LiBs for EVs by battery type
  • Figure 14 The projected long term dominance of NMC 811
  • Figure 15 Long-term demand for nickel in batteries for EV's, ESS and electronics
  • Table 2 China National Standard HG/T 2824-2009 - Nickel sulphate for industrial use
  • Figure 16 Nickel process flow sheet : from ore to nickel sulphate
  • Figure 17 Global nickel in chemicals production by country
  • Table 3 Largest nickel in chemicals producers by operation
  • Figure 18 Chinese nickel and cobalt sulphate chemical producers
  • Table 4 Producers of nickel intermediates
  • Table 5 Nickel intermediate projects

What's included

This report contains:

  • Document

    Nickel Sulphate report.pdf

    PDF 1.51 MB

  • Document

    Nickel sulphate slide pack.pdf

    PDF 2.49 MB

  • Document

    Nickel sulphate demand supporting data and charts.xlsx

    XLSX 533.70 KB

  • Document

    Nickel sulphate projects.pdf

    PDF 2.54 MB

  • Document

    Nickel sulphate supply-sulphate pricing-intermediate data.xlsx

    XLSX 281.64 KB