Nickel

Keep track of the dynamics and volatility in the nickel market

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

As well as its use in batteries for electric vehicles, 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, price data and analysis will give you in-depth insights into the nickel market and its role in building a more sustainable future.

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Eagle Metals Inc is looking to diversify its copper and stainless steel supply chains in the face of soaring energy costs and rising demand, which could create supply deficits, according to the specialty reroll mill’s top executive
Base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were mostly lower during morning trading on Monday September 26, with the strong dollar and demand concerns still weighing on the market
The heads of 40 metals companies and a number of industry associations have called on European Union leaders to take emergency action to temporarily reduce gas prices in order to alleviate costs and help continued production at their sites
Deliverable stocks of base metals at Shanghai Futures Exchange-registered warehouses were on divergent paths in the week to Friday August 26, with copper topping the gains in percentage terms, while tin led the declines
Physical metal and London Metal Exchange warrant traders have voiced increasing concerns to Fastmarkets over the current low stock levels in LME-listed warehouses globally
Fastmarkets invites feedback on a proposal to change the publication frequency of nickel sulfate prices cif China, Japan and Korea from monthly to weekly.
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