On macro front, the European debt crisis, expectation of Chinese tightening monetary policies are all negative for nickel prices.
Fundamental factors: domestic and overseas stainless steel market are sluggish; LME nickel prices hit a low of USD 20,200/mt in August, the lowest level in 2011.
SMM’s Survey on China’s NPI Producers is an observation of China’s NPI producers will help investors have clear understanding of China’s nickel industry fundamentals
Price movement, export/import data for refined nickel, nickel ore, NPI and stainless steel separately. Domestic output data of NPI The inventory condition of stainless steel etc.
Focused on China's non-ferrous base metal market, SMM has more than 50 professional industry analysts in copper, aluminum, lead, zinc, nickel, tin and minor metals, and are committed to providing in-depth, professional, as well as timely reports and research. There are also over 100 staff dedicated to collecting data and conducting surveys in the downstream industries, in an effort to reflect an objective and actual downstream demand. The related reports include China Base Metal Briefing (weekly), and a series of Annual Industry Analysis Reports, with products involved Copper, Aluminum, Lead, Zinc, Nickel, Silicon, etc.
Besides, SMM has more than 80 steel professionals engaged in China's steel industry. They have been working on the weekly report China Steel Briefing, the monthly report China Steel PMI-Monthly, a survey of steel downstream
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