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SMM Exclusive: Statistics of China's NPI Output in January 2010

SMM Insight 03:03:13PM Mar 11, 2010 Source:SMM

SHANGHAI, Mar. 11 (SMM) -- According to SMM statistics, China's NPI output in January 2010 (physical volume) was 291 kt in January 2010, equaling to 13.6 kt of metal volume.

According to the statistics, China's output of NPI physical volume and metal volume in January both declined slightly MoM. Output of physical volume declined greater than that of metal volume, with physical volume down 11.3% MoM and metal volume down 0.3% MoM. The MoM output decline of physical volume is mainly attributed to the fact that many (1.7-1.8%) NPI producers began to halt production for unit maintenance given the reduced market demand. However, slower MoM output decline of metal volume results from high operating rates at NPI producers with electric arc furnace, which helped offset impact from low operating rates at producers with blast furnace.

However, China's output of NPI physical volume and metal volume in January grew significantly YoY, with output of NPI physical volume up 68% and output of metal volume up 184%. The significant increases of YoY output are attributed to the change of output proportion from different NPI specifications. It is reported that NPI market was dominated by high grade NPI in January 2010, while the NPI market was dominated by low grade NPI in January 2009.

To contact the writer on this report: celiawang@smm.cn

 

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Key Words:  nickel pig iron  NPI 

SMM Exclusive: Statistics of China's NPI Output in January 2010

SMM Insight 03:03:13PM Mar 11, 2010 Source:SMM

SHANGHAI, Mar. 11 (SMM) -- According to SMM statistics, China's NPI output in January 2010 (physical volume) was 291 kt in January 2010, equaling to 13.6 kt of metal volume.

According to the statistics, China's output of NPI physical volume and metal volume in January both declined slightly MoM. Output of physical volume declined greater than that of metal volume, with physical volume down 11.3% MoM and metal volume down 0.3% MoM. The MoM output decline of physical volume is mainly attributed to the fact that many (1.7-1.8%) NPI producers began to halt production for unit maintenance given the reduced market demand. However, slower MoM output decline of metal volume results from high operating rates at NPI producers with electric arc furnace, which helped offset impact from low operating rates at producers with blast furnace.

However, China's output of NPI physical volume and metal volume in January grew significantly YoY, with output of NPI physical volume up 68% and output of metal volume up 184%. The significant increases of YoY output are attributed to the change of output proportion from different NPI specifications. It is reported that NPI market was dominated by high grade NPI in January 2010, while the NPI market was dominated by low grade NPI in January 2009.

To contact the writer on this report: celiawang@smm.cn

 

Copyright © SMM. All Rights Reserved

None of this material may be used for any commercial or public use in any forms or means, without the prior written consent of SMM. For reproduction issue, please contact us by email: service.en@smm.cn
 

Key Words:  nickel pig iron  NPI