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(under review) [selected by SMM Weekly] domestic primary nickel consumption is 10 per cent lower than in the same period of previous years. Supply is in surplus.
Apr 4,2020 15:04CST
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From the data of the balance sheet, the domestic primary nickel has always been in a state of excess supply in the past half a year. Due to the reduction of domestic nickel pig iron production, the surplus will decrease obviously, but because Indonesia's nickel pig iron import is not expected to decrease significantly at present, coupled with the abundance of other nickel raw materials, it can make up for the reduction, and the primary nickel is still in a state of surplus.

The improvement in fundamentals depends on the limited extent to which the supply side can pull, and needs the support of strong consumption. According to SMM estimates, domestic consumption fell by 10 per cent in the first quarter of 2020. this is still in China's relatively smooth progress in the fight against the epidemic, domestic demand has not yet fully recovered, the impact of the overseas epidemic has been coming one after another, and the relatively optimistic expectations for the second quarter have been difficult to maintain.

 

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1 monthly balance of domestic native nickel: domestic consumption is 10% lower than in the same period of previous years

2 Overview of nickel and stainless steel export markets: overseas epidemic pressure export orders will aggravate stainless steel shipment pressure

3 Nickel pig iron: the price decline has been fully expected to be a short-term low stalemate, but steel mills can add other nickel raw materials

4 domestic demand for stainless steel recovers more slowly, export orders are insufficient and inventories are expected to pick up again in April

5 ferrochromium: the upward shift of ore cost affects the price of ferrochromium stainless steel plant and iron factory who will bear the loss remains to be played

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