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MBR's The Chinese Nickel, Nickel Pig Iron and Stainless Market - Prospects for 2012

  • How is nickel supply adapting to lower prices?
  • What are realistic expectations for the maturing nickel pig iron sector?
  • Nickel demand: It's not all about stainless steel what are the prospects for nickel's nonstainless markets?

Metal Bulletin Research has partnered with one of the leading authorities on metal markets China to produce a comprehensive and in-depth study on the nickel sector.

Whether from a supply perspective, demand perspective or investment perspective, China is at the centre of the global nickel market and will remain the major swing factor.

This study, ‘The Chinese Nickel, Ni Pig Iron and Stainless Market - Prospects for 2012’ is a one-stop shop providing independent research, insightful on-theground analysis and authoritative forecasts on China's nickel market, and its role in the broader global marketplace.

Special focus: Nickel Pig Iron

In less than a decade, China's nickel pig iron sector has gone from nothing to producing as much nickel as the world's top conventional producers. The sector's price sensitivity is diminishing as it matures and technology is refined.

This study dedicates a full chapter to nickel pig iron, including unique insights, producer profiles, new project details, production forecasts, cost analysis, and product application in the stainless industry.

If nickel pig iron is here to stay, who will make way?

The Chinese Nickel, Ni Pig Iron and Stainless Market - Prospects for 2012 is a timely study providing crucial analysis and independent forecasts.

Objectives of The Chinese Nickel, Ni Pig Iron and Stainless Market - Prospects for 2012 study:

  • To provide analysis on supply, demand, prices and market balances for nickel and related upstream and downstream products in 2012;
  • At a time of great uncertainty, to shed light on the true swing factor in the global nickel market - China's nickel pig iron sector.

Import Data of Laterite Nickel Ores

Source: GAC, SMM, Metal Bulletin Research

This study offers expert analysis, forecasting and independent guidance including:

  • Nickel supply-demand balance for 2012;
  • Forecasts for nickel prices - ores and refined metal;
  • Detailed information about industries of nickel pig iron, stainless steel, battery and electroplating.

Apparent Usage of Laterite Nickel Ores

Source: GAC, SMM, Metal Bulletin Research

Table of Contents

1. Preface and Summary

  • 1.1. Macro Economy Overview
    • Features of China Economic Operation 2011
    • Recovery Process of Major Foreign Economies 2011
    • Outlook of China and Global Economies 2012
      • Outlook of Global Economy 2012
      • Outlook of China Economy 2012
  • 1.2. Industry Overview
    • Overview of China Non-Ferrous Metal Industry
    • Overview of China Nickel Industry 2011
    • Chinese Nickel Industry Chain
  • 1.3. Summary of Chinese nickel supply, demand and price forecasts 2012

2. Supply

  • 2.1. Overview of China Nickel Products Supply
    • Output of China Nickel Products by Category
    • Global Proportion of China Nickel Output by Year
    • Proportion of China Nickel Output in Global Output
  • 2.2. Nickel Ore Supply in China
  • 2.3. Raw Material for Nickel Smelting
    • Overview of Refined Nickel Supply
    • 2011 Nickel Output by Company
    • Details of China Newly-Added Nickel Capacity
    • 2011-2012 Output Forecast by Company
    • Brief Introduction of China Nickel Producers 2011
      • Jinchuan Group
      • Jilin Jien Nickel Industry Co., Ltd.
      • Yuanjiang Nickel Industry Co., Ltd.
      • Sichuan Ni & Co Guorun New Materials Co., Ltd.
      • Jiangxi Ganfeng Lithium Co., Ltd.
      • Guangxi Yinyi Mining and Metallurgy Technology Co., Ltd.
      • Inco New Nickel Materials (Dalian) Co., Ltd.
  • 2.4. Nickel Pig Iron (NPI) Supply (Please refer to Part Six)
  • 2.5. Forecast of production in 2012

3. Consumption

  • 3.1. Overview
  • 3.2. Analysis of Nickel Demand from Stainless Steel Industry 2011
    • Global Stainless Steel Output by Country 2011
      • Proportion of China Stainless Steel Output by Variety 2001-2011
    • China Stainless Steel Output
      • Output at 10 Main China Stainless Steel Mills by Quarter 2011
      • Proportion of China Stainless Steel Output by Variety 2011
      • Nickel Consumption in Chinese Stainless Steel Industry
      • Overview of China Stainless Steel Imports and Exports
      • Capacity of China Stainless Steel Mills and New Expansion Projects
      • Forecast on China Stainless Steel Output 2011-2015
    • Nickel Consumption in China Electroplating Industry
      • Brief Induction of Electroplating Industry
      • Nickel Consumption in Electroplating Industry and Forecast
    • Nickel Consumption in China Battery Industry
      • Overview of Nickel for Battery Production
      • Export Volume and Quota for Secondary Battery
      • Forecast of China Battery Exports
      • Forecast on Nickel Consumption in Battery Industry
    • Nickel Consumption in China Nickel Alloy Industry
      • Overview of Nickel Alloy Industry
      • Proportion of Nickel Alloy Output by Variety
      • Forecast on Nickel Consumption in Nickel Alloy Industry
      • Forecast on Nickel Consumption in Other Industries
  • 3.3. Summary of Chinese Nickel Consumption Forecasts 2012

4. Imports and Exports

  • 4.1. Overview of Nickel Imports and Exports
    • Overview of Refined Nickel Imports and Exports
      • Refined Nickel Imports Comparison by Country
      • Refined Nickel Imports by Enterprise
    • Analysis of Refined Nickel Exports
  • 4.2. Nickel Ores and Concentrates
    • Imports Overview
      • Sea Freight Charge Trends 2011
    • Imports of Nickel Ores and Concentrates
      • Imports of Nickel Ores and Concentrates by Country 2011
      • Imports of Nickel Ores and Concentrates by Customs 2011
      • Major Importers of Nickel Ores and Concentrates 2011
      • Laterite Nickel Ore Port Inventories
      • Storage Fees of Nickel Ore at China Main Ports
      • FOB Price Trends for Laterite Nickel Ore 2011
      • FOB Pricing Model for Laterite Nickel Ore 2011
      • Exploitation Costs of Laterite Nickel Ore
      • Laterite Ore for use in Iron Ore Blends vs Laterite Ore for NPI
  • 4.3. Nickel Pig Iron (NPI)
    • Overview of NPI Imports
    • Overview of NPI Exports
      • Impacts of Exports Policy on NPI Exports
  • 4.4. Imports and Exports Policy

5. Price Review and Forecast

  • 5.1. Review and Outlook of Laterite Nickel Ore Price Trend
  • 5.2. Nickel Pig Iron (NPI)
  • 5.3. Refined Nickel
    • Overview of Refined Nickel Price Trend 2011
    • Forecast on Refined Nickel Price Trend 2012
      • Supply and Demand
      • Production Overview of Global New Nickel Projects 2011

6. China Nickel Pig Iron Data and Analysis

  • 6.1. Overview of China Nickel Pig Iron Industry 2011
  • 6.2. Distribution of China Nickel Pig Iron Producers 2011
    • Overview and Characteristics of China Nickel Pig Iron Producer Distribution
    • Distribution and Quantities of China Blast Furnace Nickel Pig Iron Producers
    • Distribution and Quantities of China Electric Arc Furnace Nickel Pig Iron Producers
  • 6.3. Capacity and Output of China Nickel Pig Iron Producers 2011
    • Capacity of China Nickel Pig Iron Producers 2011
    • Major New Nickel Pig Iron Expansion Projects 2010-2011
    • Nickel Pig Iron Output 2011
    • Output and Proportion of Various Specification Nickel Pig Iron 2011
  • 6.4. Analysis of Major China Nickel Pig Iron Producers 2011
    • Distribution and Output of Main Blast Furnace Nickel Pig Iron Producers
    • Distribution and Output of Main Electric Arc Furnace Nickel Pig Iron Producers
  • 6.5. China Nickel Pig Iron Cost Analysis
    • Blast Furnace Nickel Pig Iron Producers
    • Electric Arc Furnace Nickel Pig Iron Producers
    • Comparison of Blast Furnace & Electric Arc Furnace Nickel Pig Iron Costs and LME Nickel Prices
  • 6.6. Application Ratio of Nickel in Stainless Steel Industry
  • 6.7. Nickel Pig Iron Production Forecast for 2012

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