Keep track of nickel’s market movements as a dynamic and critical battery raw material

As a critical component in the battery technology used for electric vehicles (EV), nickel demand and supply growth have created a volatile market. Uncertainties about the near-term supply-demand balance for the metal have created this volatility, but the long-term outlook is strong.

As well as EV batteries, about 70% of global production is for stainless steel – particularly in China. End-use markets for stainless steel are strong, including construction and automotive, as well as appliances and flatware. Our news, prices and analysis will give you in-depth insights into the nickel market and its role in the energy transition.

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Participants in China’s battery raw materials market are still struggling to recover from the latest Covid-19 outbreak in the country and the related lockdown measures imposed to prevent further spread of the virus
Availability and the costs of trucking are now starting to significantly impact the flow of material in continental Europe, putting pressures on supply chains and keeping base metals premiums elevated, participants have told Fastmarkets
Nickel cathode premiums in the United States declined amid weaker prices of the metal on the London Metal Exchange in the week to Tuesday May 10, while spot trading activity was also low in Europe and China
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