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Monday, January 23

  Daily Nickel/Stainless Steel Briefing (8:00 AM CST is 1PM in London)
  • Three month nickel closed Friday's trading session at $4.40/lb . Indicators at 5:30 am CST today show 3 month nickel trading around $.05/lb higher. Stockpiles of nickel stored in LME approved warehouses rose sharply on Thursday and slipped slightly on Friday, and start the week just under the 372,000 tonne level. Nickel slumped to its lowest level since mid September 2016 on Friday, and a weaker US Dollar is helping it regain some of its composure today. Falling back below the $10,000/tonne level is psychologically important to traders, with prices in a down trend since the eleventh.  
  • Average price of cash nickel so far this month - $4.61/lb
  • Average price of LME traded nickel in 2016 - $4.36/lb / 2015 - $5.37/lb / 2014 - $7.65/lb / 2013 - $6.80/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 climbs on weaker dollar, Trump spending hopes - more


  • 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
  • Stocks, Dollar Dip as Metals Rise on Trump Jitters: Markets Wrap - more

    Axiom moving to launch production despite nickel's travails - The surprise easing of nickel export bans in Indonesia as the Philippines has been ramping up its efforts to force some producers to shut down has muddied the water for the near-term outlook for the metal. - more

    Nickel factory workers demand enforcement of investment law - Nearly 1500 workers from a strike-plagued nickel factory in Sagaing Region launched a protest this week over a perceived loss of job opportunities and alleged discrepancies between how the foreign and local staffers are treated. - more

    Russia Aluminum Exports Rise, Nickel and Copper Exports down Jan.-Nov. 2016 - The State Customs Committee of the Russian Federation data showed the country’s aluminum exports increased during the first eleven months of 2016, while nickel and copper exports fell, according to chinaccm.com. - more

     S&P Global Platts China Steel Sentiment Index Slumps in January - Chinese steel market sentiment slumped in January ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday period at the end of the month, with expectations for long and flat steel product prices falling markedly, according to the latest S&P Global Platts China Steel Sentiment Index (CSSI), which showed a headline reading of 34.13 out of a possible 100 points. - more

    Finland's Terrafame nickel mine makes quarterly profit - Finland's State-owned nickel and zinc mine Terrafame, which is looking for buyers, reported on Thursday it had returned to profit in the fourth quarter on the back of growing production volumes and rising metal prices. - more

     'Waiting for justice' - The silence was gut-wrenching in a Sudbury courtroom last year for the families of two men attending preliminary proceedings into charges in the deaths of their loved ones May 6, 2014 at Lockerby Mine. - more

    LME's pitch for share of gold market faces bumpy ride - Fears of inflexibility and rising costs are sapping enthusiasm for the London Metal Exchange's new suite of gold contracts, potentially leaving the exchange reliant on the threat of an increasing regulatory burden to drive uptake. - 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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