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Mission Impossible? Averting the long-term nickel shortage

Mission Impossible? Averting the long-term nickel shortage

Report summary

Wood Mackenzie's June 2013 long-term forecast for nickel was one of a balanced market.  However, 445Kt of new supply from an undefined number of projects will be required by 2025 to keep pace with anticipated demand,.  Our research indicates that annual average nickel prices of around $14.50/lb in the long term will be required in order to incentivise this amount of project development. But even if such high prices are realised, bringing such a large volume of nickel to the market in such a...

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  • Executive summary
  • Base case balance
  • Against the clock
  • High stakes
  • Conclusion – Will the cavalry arrive in time?

In this report there are 3 tables or charts, including:

  • Executive summary
  • Base case balance
    • Long term nickel balance and market requirement (as at June 2013)
  • Against the clock
    • Ramp ups take longer than intended
    • Mission Impossible? Averting the long-term nickel shortage: Image 3
  • High stakes
  • Conclusion – Will the cavalry arrive in time?
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