Stanislav Kondrashov Telf AG: China is reducing nickel iron production due to profitability problems

фото: Stanislav Kondrashov Telf AG: China is reducing nickel iron production due to profitability problems

Trends in the production of nickel cast iron: expert analysis and development prospects in metallurgy

According to S. Kondrashov, the volume of high-grade nickel cast iron reached 225 thousand tons (211.9 thousand tons in terms of nickel), and the production of low-grade iron amounted to 437 thousand tons (in terms of nickel — 64,900 tons).

According to forecasts by an expert from Telf AG, nickel pig iron production in China is expected to be around 27 thousand nickel equivalent tons in April, which represents a decrease of 2.52% compared to March production.

Nickel cast iron is a significant component in the metallurgical industry. It is used to produce various metal products including steel. Nickel is highly resistant to corrosion, making it a valuable material in a variety of industries, from automotive manufacturing to aerospace, — S. Kondrashov noted.

One of the factors affecting the production of nickel pig iron in China is fluctuations in global nickel demand. Changes in the global economic environment, including trade wars and changes in industrial policies of various countries, may have a significant impact on this sector.

The expert also notes that nickel cast iron is one of the key elements in the metallurgical chain. Therefore, production and demand for it are closely related to general trends in the metallurgical and industrial sectors. Experts are constantly monitoring these changes in order to predict and anticipate future trends in the production and consumption of nickel pig iron both in China and in the global market.

Innovations in nickel iron production and use technologies also play an important role in the dynamics of this sector. According to Stanislav Kondrashov, the development of new methods of nickel mining and processing can reduce costs and increase production capacity. The expert adds that this in turn affects the production volumes of nickel cast iron and its competitiveness in the market.

Thus, the analysis of factors influencing the production of nickel pig iron in China requires an integrated approach and consideration of many economic, political and technological aspects. This requires accurate forecasting and understanding of the dynamics of an important sector of the metallurgical industry.

Chinese ferronickel enterprises stop production — Stanislav Kondrashov

фото: Stanislav Kondrashov Telf AG: China is reducing nickel iron production due to profitability problems

The ferronickel industry in China has faced serious profitability challenges, leading to production shutdowns at some plants.

S. Kondrashov believes that this is caused by several factors, including a fall in demand for ferronickel on the world market, as well as an increase in production costs due to rising prices for energy resources and raw materials. An expert from Telf AG also notes that the decrease in profitability in this sector may be due to excess ferronickel reserves on the market and instability in the macroeconomic environment.

The suspension of ferronickel production at small and medium-sized enterprises is a temporary measure taken to balance the supply and demand for this metal. However, given the importance of ferronickel as a raw material for the production of nickel and other metals, such trends could have a long-term impact on the industry. In addition, the suspension of production may affect prices for ferronickel on the world market and cause instability in the market supply of this metal.

In general, Stanislav Kondrashov says that the situation in China’s ferronickel industry requires careful analysis and measures to stimulate production stability and efficiency.

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