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Stainless MMI: Stainless Market Sees Pick-Up as Nickel Prices Stagnate

Stainless MMI: Stainless Market Sees Pick-Up as Nickel Prices Stagnate Raw nickel lumps. The monthly nickel price

Nickel prices inverted to the upside in February, with an 8.71% month-over-month rise. Following a 3.53% increase during the first weeks of March, prices appeared to stagnate after they found at least a short-term peak on March 13. Overall, the Stainless Monthly Metals Index (MMI) remained sideways, with a modest 1.95% rise from February to […]

Indonesia’s Nickel Dominance Spells Trouble for Global Industry

Indonesia’s Nickel Dominance Spells Trouble for Global Industry

The global nickel mining industry is under stress, and the primary reason is an oversupply of low-cost nickel from Indonesia. Moreover, this constant supply continues to support a major global surplus, placing downward pressure on the nickel price. At this point, the Southeast Asian nation has already cornered more than half of the world’s supply […]

Tesla’s Steel Causes Strain…and Stain

Tesla’s Steel Causes Strain…and Stain

The world may have come to expect near-perfection from Elon Musk and his products, resulting in the slightest problem with any of them getting amplified in the media. Nonetheless, the latest U.S. steel news has not been kind to Tesla’s recently-launched and significantly delayed electric Cybertruck. The truck started shipping last December, having seen several […]

Stainless MMI: Stainless Steel Prices, a Bearish Market, Outokumpu Expects Quarterly Improvement

Stainless MMI: Stainless Steel Prices, a Bearish Market, Outokumpu Expects Quarterly Improvement Outokumpu

The downtrend for nickel prices showed signs of exhaustion, with significant potential to impact stainless steel prices. Nickel moved sideways throughout January with a modest 1.60% decline. While directional momentum remained slow, prices continued to edge lower during the first weeks of February and now sit at their lowest level since April 2021. Overall, the […]

Stainless MMI: Stainless Demand Muted, Nickel Price Falling as Market Enters Seasonal High Point

Stainless MMI: Stainless Demand Muted, Nickel Price Falling as Market Enters Seasonal High Point Raw nickel lumps. The monthly nickel price

The nickel price remained within a strong downtrend throughout November, hitting its lowest point since April 2021. While prices appeared to stabilize during the first half of December, the nickel market has overwhelmingly proven itself the worst-performing base metal, with a roughly 45% year-to-date drop. Overall, the Stainless Monthly Metals Index (MMI) moved sideways, falling […]

Stainless MMI: Stainless Market Bearish, Nickel Prices Prove Worst-Performing Base Metal of 2023

Stainless MMI: Stainless Market Bearish, Nickel Prices Prove Worst-Performing Base Metal of 2023

Nickel prices remained within a strong downtrend throughout November, hitting their lowest level since April 2021. While prices appeared to stabilize during the first half of December, the nickel market has overwhelmingly proven itself the worst-performing base metal with a roughly 45% year-to-date drop. Overall, the Stainless Monthly Metals Index (MMI) remained bearish, with a […]

Stainless MMI: Stainless Market, Nickel Price Remain Bearish

Stainless MMI: Stainless Market, Nickel Price Remain Bearish steel rolls

Nickel price data continued to decline during the month, dropping a total of 4.06%. While prices remain above their pre-squeeze historical average, they recently fell to their lowest level since October 2021 as they continue to slip below short-term support. All components declined during the month, which saw the Stainless Monthly Metals Index (MMI) fall 4.56% […]

CMC Poland Opens New Rolling Mill, London Metal Exchange Explores New Nickel Contract Options

CMC Poland Opens New Rolling Mill, London Metal Exchange Explores New Nickel Contract Options

According to an official with the bourse, the London Metal Exchange (LME) is not ruling out the prospect of introducing contracts connected with Category II nickel. This comes despite the incident with the LME nickel contract back in March 2022. “We are focusing on the contract as we have it,” said Robin Martin, the bourse’s […]

Stainless MMI: Stainless Mills Scramble for Orders as Nickel Prices Hit 2-year Low

Stainless MMI: Stainless Mills Scramble for Orders as Nickel Prices Hit 2-year Low

Nickel prices remained decidedly bearish throughout October, experiencing the largest monthly decline amongst base metals. Indeed, prices fell over 7% to their lowest level since October 2021.  Overall, the Stainless Monthly Metals Index (MMI) continued to decline, dropping 5.74% from September to October. Crush the competition by getting access to weekly exclusive nickel market intel. Opt into MetalMiner’s free […]

Stainless MMI: Stainless Inventories High, Mill Lead Times Low as Base Prices Hold Firm

Stainless MMI: Stainless Inventories High, Mill Lead Times Low as Base Prices Hold Firm british steel: steel rolls

The nickel price index continued to trend downward, as it fell to its lowest level since July 2022 by mid-September. Following an over 7% decline during August, prices fell nearly 3% during the first two weeks of September. As prices drop toward historical support zones, they come close to wiping out nearly all gains from […]

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