Downstream nickel PMI contracts for 3rd straight month in Jan

The comprehensive PMI dropped 1.14 from Dec to 45.76 in Jan

Data Analysis

07:03:00PM Feb 01, 2019

PMI Market commentary Nickel
Domestic capacity expansion lowers 2018 imports of high-carbon ferrochrome

Imports declined 8% year on year to 2.53 million mt in 2018

Data Analysis

11:48:41AM Jan 29, 2019

Customs data High-carbon ferrochrome
New stainless steel capacity likely to extend rise in nickel prices in Q1

A stainless steel mill in Shandong province received new quotas of stainless steel capacity by 2 million mt recently

Price Review Forecast

11:15:19AM Jan 28, 2019

Market commentary Nickel
Slack demand lowers 2018 operating rates across wire, cable producers

Rates averaged 81.73% in 2018, down 1.27 percentage points from 2017

Smm Insight

11:25:55AM Jan 07, 2019

Wire and cable Copper
Imports of nickel unwrought, non-alloyed grow unexpectedly in Nov

China imported 28,400 mt of nickel unwrought, not alloyed in Nov, up 21.8% month on month and 9.4% year on year

Smm Insight

04:05:35PM Dec 29, 2018

Customs data Nickel
Increased Indonesian nickel ore export quota to well supply China’s market in 2019

About 19.61 million wmt of export quota is still effective with 5.29 million wmt getting approved in Nov-Dec

Smm Insight

11:44:33AM Dec 24, 2018

Nickel Nickel ore Indonesia
Exclusive: China's base metals output in Nov

This is a roundup of China's base metals output in Nov

Smm Insight

06:43:57PM Dec 07, 2018

Production data Copper Alumina Aluminium Nickel Nickel pig iron NPI Nickel sulphate Lead Zinc Tin
Greater investment in power grid holds operating rates at wire, cable producers stable

The rates averaged 86.2% in Nov, unchanged from a month ago but down 0.77 percentage point from a year ago

Data Analysis

11:48:34AM Dec 05, 2018

Operating rates Wire and cable
Imports of nickel unwrought, not alloyed surge in Oct in anticipation of robust demand

China imported 24,300 mt of nickel unwrought, not alloyed in Oct, up 35% month on month and 54% year on year

Smm Insight

06:27:27PM Nov 21, 2018

Customs data Nickel
Nickel ore inventories at ports dip on week

Nickel ore stocks across all Chinese ports decreased 140,000 wmt from a week ago to 14.51 million wmt as of Friday Nov 16

Smm Insight

11:46:35AM Nov 19, 2018

Inventory data Nickel ore Nickel
Downstream nickel PMI contracts for 3rd straight month in Jan

Downstream nickel PMI contracts for 3rd straight month in Jan

The comprehensive PMI dropped 1.14 from Dec to 45.76 in Jan

07:03:00PM Feb 01, 2019

Data Analysis

PMI Market commentary Nickel
Domestic capacity expansion lowers 2018 imports of high-carbon ferrochrome

Domestic capacity expansion lowers 2018 imports of high-carbon ferrochrome

Imports declined 8% year on year to 2.53 million mt in 2018

11:48:41AM Jan 29, 2019

Data Analysis

Customs data High-carbon ferrochrome
New stainless steel capacity likely to extend rise in nickel prices in Q1

New stainless steel capacity likely to extend rise in nickel prices in Q1

A stainless steel mill in Shandong province received new quotas of stainless steel capacity by 2 million mt recently

11:15:19AM Jan 28, 2019

Price Review Forecast

Market commentary Nickel
Slack demand lowers 2018 operating rates across wire, cable producers

Slack demand lowers 2018 operating rates across wire, cable producers

Rates averaged 81.73% in 2018, down 1.27 percentage points from 2017

11:25:55AM Jan 07, 2019

Smm Insight

Wire and cable Copper
Imports of nickel unwrought, non-alloyed grow unexpectedly in Nov

Imports of nickel unwrought, non-alloyed grow unexpectedly in Nov

China imported 28,400 mt of nickel unwrought, not alloyed in Nov, up 21.8% month on month and 9.4% year on year

04:05:35PM Dec 29, 2018

Smm Insight

Customs data Nickel
Increased Indonesian nickel ore export quota to well supply China’s market in 2019

Increased Indonesian nickel ore export quota to well supply China’s market in 2019

About 19.61 million wmt of export quota is still effective with 5.29 million wmt getting approved in Nov-Dec

11:44:33AM Dec 24, 2018

Smm Insight

Nickel Nickel ore Indonesia
Exclusive: China's base metals output in Nov

Exclusive: China's base metals output in Nov

This is a roundup of China's base metals output in Nov

06:43:57PM Dec 07, 2018

Smm Insight

Production data Copper Alumina Aluminium Nickel Nickel pig iron NPI Nickel sulphate Lead Zinc Tin
Greater investment in power grid holds operating rates at wire, cable producers stable

Greater investment in power grid holds operating rates at wire, cable producers stable

The rates averaged 86.2% in Nov, unchanged from a month ago but down 0.77 percentage point from a year ago

11:48:34AM Dec 05, 2018

Data Analysis

Operating rates Wire and cable
Imports of nickel unwrought, not alloyed surge in Oct in anticipation of robust demand

Imports of nickel unwrought, not alloyed surge in Oct in anticipation of robust demand

China imported 24,300 mt of nickel unwrought, not alloyed in Oct, up 35% month on month and 54% year on year

06:27:27PM Nov 21, 2018

Smm Insight

Customs data Nickel
Nickel ore inventories at ports dip on week

Nickel ore inventories at ports dip on week

Nickel ore stocks across all Chinese ports decreased 140,000 wmt from a week ago to 14.51 million wmt as of Friday Nov 16

11:46:35AM Nov 19, 2018

Smm Insight

Inventory data Nickel ore Nickel