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The Oryx Stainless newsletter is regarded as a guide to the industry and provides information about the latest topics that are relevant to the industry. It has been published monthly since 1998 and is regularly read by around 2,500 interested people around the world. In addition, it is published in the trade magazines “Focus Rostfrei” and “Stainless Focus”. Subscribe now for free.
On the London Metal Exchange (LME) during the past weeks, the nickel price has moved within a very tight range between USD 12,900.00/mt and USD 13,400.00/mt. Overall the sideways movement showed a slight tendency on the upside …read more
The three months futures price on the London Metal Exchange has been climbing higher in recent weeks. The middle of February, after the first technical correction of the picture-book trend since the start of the year, saw nickel at USD 12,400.00/mt, but then the rise continued. On 6th March a high of USD 13,765.00/mt was reached …read more
Who would have thought? Nickel continues its rise on the London Metal Exchange (LME) and, according to analysts at Reuters, is so far the top performer amongst metals in 2019 with a price increase of more than 20%. Since the end of December 2018, in a sound and constant upwards movement …read more
Gloomy sentiment at the start of the year. Bad news everywhere. Economic slowdown without doubt. Pessimism exaggerated. In contrast, nickel started positively in 2019. Investment bank, Goldman Sachs, lowers its forecast for short term metal prices. Turns some...read more
Nickel prices inconsistent. Easy come, easy go. Mood not good at present. Protectionism, Brexit, Turkey, Italy, France. Plenty of reasons around. Solutions few and far between. Uncertainty and falling nickel and other commodity prices cause cut-backs in stainless...read more
about our studies
In cooperation with external experts, we regularly focus on cross-sector issues and prepare the results of these studies: the range of topics is very varied with examples including “CO2 reduction through intelligent recycling of stainless steel scrap” in collaboration with the Fraunhofer Institute UMSICHT or “The key raw materials of nickel, chromium and iron: Limited availability despite sufficient natural reserves” in collaboration with the Technical University of Berlin.
Stainless steel industry/ZEW study on raw material trade barriers. Europe must rely on the development of international trade agreements for the security of raw materials. China has the most extensive trade restrictions worlwide. As net importer of the main components...read more
Stainless steel industry/TU Berlin study on raw material security. TU Berlin study on the "real" availability of chrome, nickel, iron, and scrap, taking economic factors into consideration. The sole focus on geological reserves is insufficient for the assessment of...read more
A study by the Institute of Finance at the University of Ulm on behalf of Oryx Stainless Group. Team of experts pleads for greater use of hedging instruments. Blind spot stainless steel scrap impairs forecasting reliability for nickel. Greater transparency for less...read more
A study by Fraunhofer Institute Umsicht on behalf of Oryx Stainless Group. The rising demand for stainless steel means that the responsible and efficient use of our resources is becoming increasingly important. That is why the Oryx Stainless Group commissioned the...read more