02.04.2014 - Nickel prices to average $16,000 per ton in 2014, $17500 in 2015
Natixis has forecasted $16,000 per ton for nickel in 2014 and risin to $17500 per ton in 2015 on Indonesia export ban on nickel ore and possible fall in supples. However, the market has substantial surplus in 2014 thus weakening the prospects of a bullish trend emerging. The decision by Indonesian authorities, on 12 January, to ban exports of low-grade ore came as a major shock to the nickel market. Since then, as the market has digested the full implications of this move, nickel prices have rallied sharply, increasing to a high of over $16,000/tonne in March. ..............................Full Article: Source