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Wednesday, May 25

  Daily Nickel/Stainless Steel Briefing (8:00 AM CST is 1PM in London)
  • Three month nickel closed Tuesday's trading session at $3.81/lb . Indicators at 6:00 am CST today show 3 month nickel trading around $.03/lb lower. Stockpiles of nickel stored in LME approved warehouses fell on Tuesday and now total just under the 401,900 tonne level. Nickel opened higher this morning but the US Dollar strengthening is putting too much negative pressure on all base metals trading, and nickel is currently at a session low.
  • Average price of cash nickel so far this month - $3.98/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 up on bright U.S. housing data, defies dollar strength - 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
  • El Niño ends as tropical Pacific Ocean returns to neutral - more
  • Stocks Rally With Oil as Don’t Fear the Fed Is New Market Mantra - more

    China's nickel imports still flattering to deceive: Andy Home - China is importing more nickel than ever before. Headline imports of refined metal hit a new all-time record high of 49,012 tonnes in April. - more

    Production of SUS Products in February 2016 Is 234,331 Tons = Down by 1% from prior month, but production of Cr-Mn-type SUS products is at high level = The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry announced the production volume of stainless steel products (hot-rolled products) in February 2016 was 234,331 tons, which was down by 1.1% from the prior month but up by 1.2% from the year-earlier month. - more

    European stainless steel alloy surcharges to rise in June - Monthly alloy surcharges on austenitic grades of stainless steel flat-rolled products in Europe are set to rise in June, mill announcements indicated. - more

    Writ of Kalikasan filed vs mining firms, Zambales, DENR officials - CCOS chairman Dr. Ben Molino and his co-petitioners say the continued mining operations in Sta. Cruz, Zambales violate RA 7942, otherwise known as the Mining Act of 1995, and its implementing rules and regulations - more

    Singapore’s exports down 9% on-year in Q1 2016 - The contraction was driven by a decrease in both electronic and non-electronic exports, trade agency IE Singapore says. - more

    Courtesy AISI - In the week ending May 21, 2016, domestic raw steel production was 1,756,000 net tons while the capability utilization rate was 75.1 percent. Production was 1,704,000 net tons in the week ending May 21, 2015 while the capability utilization then was 72.1 percent. The current week production represents a 3.1 percent increase from the same period in the previous year. Production for the week ending May 21, 2016 is up 1.7 percent from the previous week ending May 14, 2016 when production was 1,727,000 net tons and the rate of capability utilization was 73.9 percent. - source

  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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