The week’s biggest mover on the weekly Stainless MMI® was the nickel 3-month price, which saw a 8.5 percent increase on the LME to $14,560 per metric ton. This comes on the heels of a 4.0 percent decline the week prior. The spot price of nickel rose 8.4 percent on the LME to $14,485 per metric ton after falling 3.9 percent during the previous week. The Indian nickel cash price rose 6.8 percent after falling 5.0 percent during the previous week.
Chinese stainless steel prices were mixed for the week. Chinese ferro-chrome prices held steady from the previous week. Chinese ferro-moly remained essentially flat from the previous week.
The price of Chinese primary nickel rose 4.1 percent after falling 2.1 percent during the previous week. Prices for Chinese 304 stainless steel scrap remained constant. The price of Chinese 316 stainless steel scrap did not change since the previous week. Following a steady week, prices for Chinese 304 stainless coil closed flat. Chinese 316 stainless coil traded sideways last week.
Korean 430 stainless steel coil remained unchanged for the week. Prices for Korean 304 stainless coil remained constant.
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