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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.
The party atmosphere in nickel on the London Metal Exchange (LME) came to an abrupt halt on the 25th February 2021. Within a few minutes the nickel price dropped from USD 19,900/mt to USD 18,700.00/mt, when it had actually been on the brink of breaking the psychological barrier of USD 20,000.00/mt on the upside. An intraday loss of…read more
The upwards trend in nickel remains intact. Almost like in the textbook, after reaching a temporary high of USD 18,500/mt on 21 January 2021, the market then consolidated again at USD 17,465/mt. From this level the rise in nickel continued, also helped by a…read more
The start of the year was quite something. A sudden change in the global pandemic could not be expected a priori, but that the changeover of power in the USA from the old to the new President would bring such…read more
This year it is difficult to get into any sort of Christmas mood, which is not really much of a big surprise. Whoever thought that the pandemic would be over by the end of the summer has been proven wrong, and we continue to look at quite an uncertain future. Unfortunately this is more of a long-distance run, but one where…read more
Nickel prices on the London Metal Exchange (LME) have been a little more positive and asserted themselves quite well last week, trading within a range of USD 15,000/mt to USD 16,000/mt. The latest reports of two promising…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