With a 2.1 percent increase over the past day, the price of Chinese primary nickel was the biggest mover, closing up on Feb. 4, 2013.
The 3-month price of nickel ended a two-day climb, settling at $18,445 per metric ton on the LME. After a couple of days of improving prices on the LME, the nickel spot price held steady at $18,375.
The prices of Chinese 304 and 316 stainless steel coil and scrap remained steady.
For the fifth consecutive day, the price of Chinese ferro-chrome held flat. The price of Chinese ferro-moly was unchanged.