Stainless MMI®: Nickel Spot Price Falls, Stainless Scrap Holds Steady

The week’s biggest mover on the weekly Stainless MMI® was the spot price of nickel, which saw a 3.7 percent decline on the LME to $14,765 per metric ton. This comes on the heels of a 3.8 percent increase the week before.

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The nickel 3-month price fell 3.4 percent on the LME to $14,895 per metric ton after rising 3.8 percent the week before. Following a 2.3 percent increase in the week prior, the cash price of primary Indian nickel fell 2.5 percent last week.

today's metal prices - MetalMiner IndXChinese stainless steel prices were mixed for the week. Chinese ferro-chrome remained essentially flat from the previous week, and the week finished with no movement for Chinese ferro-moly.

The price of Chinese primary nickel fell 2.1 percent after rising 3.0 percent the week before. Chinese 304 stainless steel scrap prices held steady from the previous week. Chinese 316 stainless steel scrap traded sideways last week. The price of Chinese 304 stainless coil did not change since the previous week. Prices for Chinese 316 stainless coil remained constant.

Korean 430 stainless steel coil prices held steady from the previous week. Korean 304 stainless coil remained unchanged for the week.

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