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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.
Towards the end of 2019, it could have been carelessly thought that the big upsets caused by the Sino-American trade war were finally on a constructive path towards a solution and the new year of 2020 would bring about a little more consistency. Before even being able to think, or even dream, this, lessons were going to be learned…read more
Last month’s correction of nickel prices on the London Metal Exchange (LME), from the highs of over USD 18,000/mt to below USD 16,000/mt can only be described as Act One. Since then the market has slid further, especially since it gradually became clear that the buying spree of the ominous nickel buyer on the LME, and the continual warehouse stock depletions had come…read more
The nickel price on the London Metal Exchange (LME) had to give way finally. The high rates of over USD 18,000.00/mt could not hold. However, the highs had also been viewed rather sceptically by quite a proportion of the market. The general economic data, and the stainless steel climate especially, did not really give…read more
The nickel price on the London Metal Exchange (LME) is holding up well – and so far successfully – against the general macroeconomic downward trend. It seems, therefore, somewhat surreal that the LME nickel market, precisely now, finds itself in a backwardation situation. This means that the spot price for immediate delivery is above the futures price (for example delivery in three months), despite good physical availability. In contrast to the 3 months future price, the spot contract is dealing with…read more
The advance in nickel prices continues. Fired on by repeatedly new rumours about the export ban of Indonesian nickel ores, nickel continually reached new highs. In the middle of August, experts were of the opinion that a decision by the Indonesian President, Joko Widodo about the ban would not be made before October, the beginning of his second term of office. A short time later however, the media was reporting that the export ban was being brought forward…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