Since the Indonesian ban introduction in January, the Chinese buyers have been sourcing more nickel ore from the Philippines that, in 2013, accounted for 10% of global mined nickel production. The Philippines have one of the world’s largest nickel reserves and last year the nickel production totalled to over 330,000 metric tonnes, and for the next few years the Chamber of Mines of the Philippines sees the country producing 25 million metric tonnes of nickel direct shipping ore annually.
In this context, is the Philippines poised to fill the supply void left by Indonesia? And how will China’s NPI producers respond given the lower grade of Philippine ore? How the Indonesia’s ore export ban has transformed the nickel outlook? When will inventories start to fall? What are the economics for ferro-nickel plants in the Philippines?
The 2-day Philippines Nickel conference in Manila will cover these issues and much more and in such a crucial time for the nickel market, this conference will provide the perfect opportunity to learn more about the future opportunities and threats for the industry.
This event will attract a wide local and international audience of nickel producers and end users, traders, analysts, suppliers, and government representatives.