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Nickel market deficit increases, but surplus expected by 2020 - BMI
BMI Research anticipates the global refined nickel market to remain in a slight deficit this year, as global production remains subdued. The global nickel market deficit will slightly increase from 14 000 t in 2017 to 19 000 t in 2018, as global production remains subdued.
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It Costs Seven Cents to Make a Nickel, So the U.S. Mint Had a Computer Simulate Cheaper Coins
As the value of precious metals fluctuates over time, the U.S. Mint has to constantly find new ways to keep currency manufacturing affordable. A five-cent nickel that costs as much as seven cents to make is a problem, but so is a coin that suddenly looks and feels different because its metallurgic ingredients were changed.
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Computer modeling helps make a cheaper nickel
A US five-cent nickel can cost up to seven cents to make, so the US mint and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) are working on a version of the coin that is 40-percent cheaper,​ but is still as tough as the old one and maintains compatibility with modern vending machines.
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Electric-Vehicle Frenzy Sweeps Up Once-Unloved Metal: Nickel
The speculative fever for electric-car metals is pushing to nearly four-year highs prices for nickel-a key ingredient in stainless steel.
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Cobalt, lithium and nickel are booming due to China’s insatiable appetite for electric vehicles

World prices of cobalt, lithium and nickel are booming as China’s insatiable need for the battery packs used in electric vehicles drove up demand, recreating the economic bonanza that fuelled commodity-exporting countries a decade ago.

The price of lithium, a soft silvery white metal usually mined from brines, has soared by more than 300 per cent in the past two years. The price of cobalt, mostly mined as a by-product of nickel and copper, surged 129 per cent last year while nickel surged 4.6 per cent to a two-year high in London.

At the centre of the boom is China’s support for developing electric vehicles (EV) to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases.

CATL, formerly known as Ningde Shidai, is now the world’s most valuable electric battery supplier. Once a little-known company based in Fujian province, CATL’s shares have more than doubled since its June 11 listing on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange, giving it a market capitalisation of US$23 billion.

For all this growth, EVs need batteries. The production of EV batteries is currently controlled by a relatively small number of manufacturers, with Panasonic commanding a 32 per cent stake, followed by South Korea’s LG Chem with a 14 per cent market share. Shenzhen’s BYD and Ningde’s Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) make up a combined 17 per cent share of the market, according to JPMorgan, leading investments in China while competing head to head with each other.

An electric vehicle requires an enormous amount of power thousand times stronger than a smartphone, which is only possible through arrays comprising dozens of cells, to as many as thousands.

Most are lithium-based, together with a mix of cobalt, manganese, nickel, and graphite, all of which are in high demand.

Global demand for lithium may increase by 20 per cent by 2025, according to JPMorgan’s forecast, still lower than estimates by Albemarle, a North Carolina-based producer of lithium, bromine and refining catalysts.

Improvements in battery technology are altering the composition of batteries, which could lead to nickel replacing cobalt in batteries, said S&P Global Ratings’ analyst Michael T Ferguson.

Demand for nickel is expected to increase 11-fold in the five years between 2017 and 2025, with the battery sector predicted to become the second largest consumer of nickel after the stainless steel market by the middle of next decade, JPMorgan said.

Similarly, copper and primary aluminium, which are found in larger quantities in electric vehicles compared with cars run by internal combustion engines, are expected to see higher demand in the next few years, analysts said. Global demand for copper may increase by 10 to 20 per cent, according to Ferguson’s forecast.

Even CATL, which touts itself as a global leader in battery manufacturing, warned in its IPO prospectus that “the company’s operations are likely to be affected by surging price of key commodities as well as a shortage of the materials needed.”

“One of the main concerns in the market is that a healthy demand for electric vehicles will be slowed by the short supply of lithium, and especially cobalt,” said Ferguson. Mining companies with exposure to cobalt, lithium or copper can get a boost from the growing demand from electric vehicles, he said.

Nickel - Wikipedia
Nickel is a chemical element with symbol Ni and atomic number 28. It is a silvery-white lustrous metal with a slight golden tinge. Nickel belongs to the transition ...
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Nickel (United States coin) - Wikipedia
nickel, in American usage, is a five-cent coin struck by the United States Mint. Composed of 75% copper and 25% nickel, the piece has been issued since ...
Years of minting‎: ‎1866 – present (except 1922, ...
Value‎: ‎0.05 U.S. dollar
Silver‎: ‎1942 to 1945 Wartime Nickels only (with ...
Composition‎: ‎25% nickel; 75% copper; "War N...
Nickel Metal - The Facts - Nickel Institute
Nickel is a naturally occurring, lustrous, silvery-white metallic element. It is the fifth most common element on earth and occurs extensively in the earth's crust.
A Brief History of the Nickel | History | Smithsonian
Apr 28, 2016 - In honor of the coin's 150th anniversary, read up on how the nickel came to be minted.
Nickel - Element information, properties and uses | Periodic Table
Element Nickel (Ni), Group 10, Atomic Number 28, d-block, Mass 58.693. Sources, facts, uses, scarcity (SRI), podcasts, alchemical symbols, videos and images.
Nickel (Ni) - Chemical properties, Health and Environmental effects
Nickel is silvery-white. hard, malleable, and ductile metal. It is of the iron group and it takes on a high polish. It is a fairly good conductor of heat and electricity.
nickel - Wiktionary
Borrowed from German Nickel, first used in a text by the Swedish mineralogist Axel F. Cronstedt as an abbreviation of Kupfernickel (“a mineral containing copper ...
Nickel | Definition of Nickel by Merriam-Webster
Nickel definition is - a silver-white hard malleable ductile metallic element capable of a high polish and resistant to corrosion that is used chiefly in alloys and as ...
Nickel | chemical element |
May 10, 2018 - NickelNickel (Ni), chemical element, ferromagnetic metal of Group 10 (VIIIb) of the periodic table, markedly resistant to oxidation and ...
Oxidation states‎: ‎0, +1, +2, +3
Electron configuration‎: ‎3d84s2
Atomic number‎: ‎28
Atomic weight‎: ‎58.69