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Global Nickel Market with Focus on EV Batteries: Industry Analysis & Outlook (2018-2022)

Global Nickel Market with Focus on EV Batteries: Industry Analysis & Outlook (2018-2022)

Nickel is a lustrous, silvery-white metal which belongs to the transition metals and is hard and ductile. It has high melting point, relatively low thermal and electrical conductivities, high resistance to corrosion and oxidation, excellent strength and toughness at elevated temperatures and is capable of being magnetized. It is attractive metal with a slight golden tinge and very durable as pure metal and alloys with many other metals.

Nickel is widely used in a number of products for consumer, industrial, military, transport/aerospace, marine and architectural applications. The biggest use of nickel is as an alloying metal along with chromium and other metals in the production of stainless and heat-resisting steels to increase the tensil strength, toughness and elastic limit of product. Stainless steel is mostly used in industry and construction but also for products in the home such as pots, pans, sinks etc. A major share of nickel is used in the production of stainless steel to meet special industry requirements for corrosion and heat resistance and also to facilitate a clean and hygienic surface for food and other processing.

Nickel is the most important metal in lithium-ion battery cathodes for electric car industry. It is widely used for battery production that guarantees optimum performance for battery module.

The global nickel market is expected to grow in future due to growth in energy storage system, increasing electric vehicles penetration, increasing demand for traditional market, increasing demand for stainless and favorable pricing. Key trends in this market include government support, new projects and technological advancements in batteries. However, there are some factors which can hinder the growth of nickel market which includes mine closures, underinvestment and deficit expansion.

The report “Global Nickel Market with Focus on EV Batteries: Industry Analysis & Outlook (2018-2022)” by Koncept Analytics provides an extensive research and detailed analysis of the present market along with future outlook. The report discusses the major growth drivers and challenges of the market, covering China, Indonesia and the U.S. region along with the global market. The report profiles the key players in the market including Nornickel, Vale SA, BHP Billiton Ltd. and Jinchuan Group Limited.


1. Market Overview
1.1 Introduction
1.2 Nickel Deposits and Reserves
1.3 Nickel Production Process
1.4 Nickel Products
Table 1: Primary Nickel Products
1.5 Nickel Primary Products
Table 2: Class I Primary Nickel Products
Table 3: Class II Primary Nickel Products
1.6 Applications of Nickel
2. Nickel Market Analysis
2.1 Global Nickel Mine Production by Volume
Table 4: Global Nickel Mine Production by Volume (2013-2017)
2.2 Global Nickel Mine Production Forecast by Volume
Table 5: Global Nickel Mine Production Forecast by Volume (2018-2022)
2.3 Global Nickel Mine Production Share by Region
Table 6: Global Nickel Mine Production Share by Region (2017)
2.4 Global Nickel Market by Class
Table 7: Global Nickel Market by Class (2017)
2.5 Global Nickel Resources by Deposits
Table 8: Global Nickel Resources by Deposits (2017)
2.6 Global Nickel Reserves by Region
Table 9: Global Nickel Reserves by Region (2017)
2.7 Global Nickel Demand by Volume
Table 10: Global Nickel Demand by Volume (2013-2017)
2.8 Global Nickel Demand Forecast by Volume
Table 11: Global Nickel Demand Forecast by Volume (2018-2022)
2.9 Global Nickel Demand by Region
Table 12: Global Nickel Demand by Region (2017)
2.10 Global Nickel Demand by End Market
Table 13: Global Nickel Demand by End Market (2017)
2.11 Global Nickel Demand by Application
Table 14: Global Nickel Demand by Application (2017)
2.11.1 Global Nickel Non-Stainless Demand Forecast
Table 15: Global Nickel Non-Stainless Demand Forecast (2017-2022)
2.11.2 Global Nickel Stainless Steel Demand Forecast by Volume
Table 16: Global Nickel Stainless Steel Demand Forecast by Volume (2017-2022)
2.11.3 Global Stainless Steel Production by Volume
Table 17: Global Stainless Steel Production by Volume (2013-2017)
2.11.4 Global Stainless Steel Production Forecast by Volume
Table 18: Global Stainless Steel Production Forecast by Volume (2018-2022)
2.11.5 Global Stainless Steel Demand by End Use
Table 19: Global Stainless Steel Demand by End Use (2017)
2.11.6 Global Stainless Steel Production by Region
Table 20: Global Stainless Steel Production by Region (2017)
2.12 Global Nickel Supply by Volume
Table 21: Global Nickel Supply by Volume (2013-2017)
2.13 Global Nickel Supply Forecast by Volume
Table 22: Global Nickel Supply Forecast by Volume (2018-2022)
2.14 Global Nickel Supply by Region
Table 23: Global Nickel Supply by Region (2017)
3. Electric Vehicles Batteries Market Analysis
3.1 New Electric Vehicles (NEV) Sales Volume by Type
Table 24: New Electric Vehicles Sales Volume by Type (2017-2022)
3.2 Nickel Battery Cathode Demand Forecast in NEVs
Table 25: Nickel Battery Cathode Demand Forecast in NEVs (2017-2022)
4. Regional Nickel Market Analysis
4.1 China
4.1.1 China Nickel Production by Volume
Table 26: China Nickel Production by Volume (2013-2017)
4.1.2 China Nickel Production Forecast by Volume
Table 27: China Nickel Production Forecast by Volume (2018-2022)
4.1.3 China Nickel Consumption by Volume
Table 28: China Nickel Consumption by Volume (2013-2017)
4.1.4 China Nickel Consumption Forecast by Volume
Table 29: China Nickel Consumption Forecast by Volume (2018-2022)
4.1.5 China Stainless Steel Production by Volume
Table 30: China Stainless Steel Production by Volume (2013-2017)
4.1.6 China Stainless Steel Production Forecast by Volume
Table 31: China Stainless Steel Production Forecast by Volume (2018-2022)
4.1.7 China NPI Production
Table 32: China NPI Production (2013-2017)
4.1.8 China NPI Production Forecast
Table 33: China NPI Production Forecast (2018-2022)
4.1.9 China Nickel Ore Import
Table 34: China Nickel Ore Import (2013-2017)
4.1.10 China Nickel Import by Products
Table 35: China Nickel Import by Products (2013-2017)
4.2 Indonesia
4.2.1 Indonesia NPI Production by Volume
Table 36: Indonesia NPI Production by Volume (2013-2017)
4.2.2 Indonesia NPI Production Forecast by Volume
Table 37: Indonesia NPI Production Forecast by Volume (2018-2022)
4.2.3 Indonesia Stainless Steel Production Forecast by Volume
Table 38: Indonesia Stainless Steel Production Forecast by Volume (2017-2022)
4.3 The U.S.
4.3.1 The U.S. Nickel Consumption by Volume
Table 39: The U.S. Nickel Consumption by Volume (2013-2017)
4.3.2 The U.S. Nickel Import by Volume
Table 40: The U.S. Nickel Import by Volume (2013-2017)
4.3.3 The U.S. Nickel Import by Region
Table 41: The U.S. Nickel Import by Region (2017)
4.3.4 The U.S. Stainless Steel Production by Volume
Table 42: The U.S. Stainless Steel Production by Volume (2013-2017)
4.3.5 The U.S. Stainless Steel Production Forecast by Volume
Table 43: The U.S. Stainless Steel Production Forecast by Volume (2018-2022)
5. Market Dynamics
5.1 Growth Drivers
5.1.1 Growth in Energy Storage System (ESS)
Table 44: Global New Clean Energy Capacity Forecast (2017-2022)
5.1.2 Increasing Electric Vehicles Penetration
Table 45: Global Electric Vehicle Sales (2017-2022)
5.1.3 Increasing Demand for Stainless Steel
Table 46: Global Nickel Stainless Steel Demand Share (2013-2017)
5.1.4 Growing Use of Nickel in Batteries
Table 47: Global Nickel Battery Demand (2013-2017)
5.2 Key Trends & Developments
5.2.1 Government Support
Table 48: List of OEMs Electric Car Ambitions (2017)
5.2.2 Rise in NPI Capacity
Table 49: NPI Capacity in Indonesia and China (2017)
5.2.3 Favorable Pricing
Table 50: Nickel Price Trend (2013-2017)
5.2.4 Nickel-Intensive Technologies
5.3 Challenges
5.3.1 Underinvestment in Sulphide Ores
Table 51: Sulphide Ores Capital Expenditure (2013-2017)
5.3.2 Rising Mine Closures
Table 52: Mine Closures (2017)
5.3.3 Deficit Expanding
6. Competitive Landscape
6.1 Global Market
6.1.1 Revenue and Market Cap Comparison
Table 53: Key Players - Revenue & Market Cap Comparison (2017)
6.1.2 Key Players – Nickel Production Comparison
Table 54: Key Payers – Nickel Production Comparison (2013-2017)
7. Company Profiles
7.1 Norilsk Nickel
7.1.1 Business Overview
Table 55: Norilsk Nickel Revenue by Segment (2017)
7.1.2 Financial Overview
Table 56: Norilsk Nickel Revenue and Profit (2013-2017)
7.1.3 Business Strategies
7.2 Vale S.A.
7.2.1 Business Overview
Table 57: Vale S.A. Revenue by Segment (2017)
7.2.2 Financial Overview
Table 58: Vale S.A. Revenue and Net Income (2013-2017)
7.2.3 Business Strategies
7.3 BHP Billiton Ltd.
7.3.1 Business Overview
Table 59: BHP Billiton Ltd. Revenue by Segment (2017)
7.3.2 Financial Overview
Table 60: BHP Billiton Ltd. Revenue and Profit (2013-2017)
7.3.3 Business Strategies
7.4 Jinchuan Group Ltd.
7.4.1 Business Overview
Table 61: Jinchuan Group Ltd. Revenue by Segment (2017)
7.4.2 Financial Overview
Table 62: Jinchuan Group Ltd. Revenue and Profit (2013-2017)
7.4.3 Business Strategies

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