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Friday, July 31

  Daily Nickel/Stainless Steel Briefing (8:00 AM CST is 1PM in London)
  • Three month nickel closed Wednesday's trading session at $4.96/lb . Indicators at 6:20 am CST today show 3 month nickel trading around $.04/lb lower, with other London traded base metals trading   . Stockpiles of nickel stored in LME approved warehouses threw the market a curve ball this week, and after looking to fall for a second month, a large two day gain on Tuesday and Wednesday added 8,418 tonnes, and erased all earlier losses for the month. A small drop yesterday brings totals to just under 460,100 tonnes. News remains light and that typically doesn't change until late August. Have a safe and relaxing weekend.   
  • Average price of cash nickel so far this month - $5.17/lb
  • Average price of LME traded nickel in 2014 - $7.65/lb / 2013 - $6.80/lb / avg 2012 - $7.95/lb /
  • (USGS) Metal Prices in the United States Through 2010 - pdf here
  • Baltic Dry Index - (current) (chart)
  • Dollar trading graph - (chart of dollar index) (live java chart)
  • Reuters metals morning - Copper drops on China worries, faces 9 pct July loss - more

  Reports

  • Reuters Metals Insider - pdf here
  • KBC Commodity Report - here
  • Angel Metals Fundamental Report - here

  Commodity/Economic Comments

  • China Stainless Steel Scrap Market News / Price - more
  • Yieh Daily Asian Stainless Steel News - more
  • Gerdau Steel Market Update - more
  • European Debt Crisis Live - more
  • Alloyed for Lasting Value video - here
  • Self Repairing for Lasting Value video - here
  • (MBN) Brazil's Vale expects nickel prices to rebound in the second half of 2015, as the market has shown some signs of improvement during the quarter ended June 30.

    Philippines to mine nickel until year end with help from El Nino - Philippine nickel miners, hit by a slump in prices, may have found an unexpected ally in the El Nino. - more

    Russia’s Norilsk Nickel says Q2 nickel output at 64,000 tonnes - Russia's Norilsk Nickel , one of the world's largest nickel and palladium producers, said on Friday its second-quarter nickel output was at around 64,000 tonnes and its palladium production at 726,000 troy ounces. - more

    Vale Workers Accuse Company of Ignoring Safety - Some workers at the Vale site in Long Harbour say their workplace safety concerns are being ignored. - more

  Morning Nickel Price Statistics & Figures

  • Today's almost official prices here  /  Yesterday's actual LME official prices here or here
  • Shanghai Jinchuan nickel price - available here or here (updated)
  • India MCX Nickel Price - more  more
  • 100 Years of Stainless Steel Video - online here
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