PRICING NOTICE: Clarification of Fastmarkets’ nickel sulfate specification [CORRECTED]

Fastmarkets has identified a necessary clarification to the nickel sulfate specification with regard to timing of loading.

The timing of loading for Fastmarkets’ nickel sulfate ex-works China price assessment is within seven days, which was not reflected in the specifications when the price assessment was launched in July 2018.

Fastmarkets confirms that the specifications are as follows, with the clarification in italics:

MB-NI-0244 Nickel sulfate min 21%, max 22.5%; cobalt 10ppm max, exw China, yuan per tonne
Quality: Nickel content min 21%, max 22.5%; cobalt 10ppm max
Quantity: Min 1 tonne
Timing: within 7 days
Unit: CNY per tonne
Payment terms: Bank acceptance (other payments normalized)
Publication: Weekly, Friday 3-4pm London time.

For more information, or to provide feedback on this price, or if you would like to provide price information by becoming a data submitter to this price, please contact Yingchi Yang by email at: Please add the subject heading “FAO: Yingchi Yang, re: nickel sulfate exw China specification.”

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(This pricing notice was published on August 6 under the headline “PRICING NOTICE: Clarification of Fastmarkets’ nickel sulfate specification.” The wording “delivery time” in the first and second paragraphs has been amended to “timing of loading” in order to distinguish it from “timing of cargoes to be delivered to customers.” In addition, in the second paragraph and in the specifications, the timing was misleadingly given as “7 days”; which has now been amended to “within 7 days.”)