Although LME stocks came down by 25kt in October and a slight improvement in nickel prices mirrored recent increases in other base metal prices, there has been no fundamental change in the market; demand remains weak and stocks remain high. Forecast Chinese stainless output is now expected to contract in 2015 leaving nickel uptake flat on 2014. European stainless is also weakening and this could undermine mill performance in early 2016. Forthcoming deficits are smaller than previously forecast with world nickel supply not starting to fall behind demand until the middle of 2016. But while nickel prices in H1/16 have been slightly revised down, spot prices of $14,000/t are still possible by end-2016.
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