GLOBAL NICKEL WRAP: Premiums stay well supported globally

Nickel premiums were steady globally, with bullish sentiment supporting premiums at their current levels, sources told Fastmarkets.

  • Tight supply in China supports nickel premiums despite closed arbitrage window
  • US nickel premiums hold steady, shrugging off backwardation
  • European premiums flat with stock outflows continuing
China’s nickel cif premiums stable amid closed arbitrage window
Nickel cif premiums in China were steady despite the closed arbitrage window between London and Shanghai in the week to September 14, while tight supply continues, sources said.
Fastmarkets assessed the nickel, min 99.8%, full plate premium, cif Shanghai at $320-350 per tonne on Tuesday September 14, unchanged from a week earlier and at its highest since June 2019.
Fastmarkets assessed nickel, min 99.8%, full plate premium, in-whs Shanghai at $330-350 per tonne on Tuesday September 14, flat from the previous week and at its highest since June 2019.

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Justin Yang

Orla O'Sullivan

Yingchi Yang

September 15, 2021

12:04 GMT

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