As is known to all, electrolytic nickel is the most important industry downstream stainless steel smelting. Amount of electrolytic nickel stainless steel smelting consumption each year, more than more than half of the electrolytic nickel downstream demand, sometimes even seventy percent dosage. Directly related to the development of the electrolytic nickel stainless steel industry demand.
At present domestic often according to the proportion of stainless steel demand per capita foreign, to calculate potential demand of the domestic stainless steel ratio. Conclusion is China still has a huge stainless steel demand outlook, seem to see the potential of electrolytic nickel demand.
But at present domestic stainless steel smelting varieties, most remain in the production of stainless steel plate roll, plate roll market now is in a state of excess. Foreign stainless steel consumption per capita is higher, but foreign stainless steel products, high technology content of steel tubes and stainless steel profiles with higher market share. And the stainless steel products with higher technology content, is still short of domestic stainless steel smelting production.
From this perspective, while the domestic stainless steel consumption per capita is far lower than the international level, but if has maintained low level of production, domestic stainless steel demand growth in the volume of the space is very limited, if not timely adjust the structure of the stainless steel industry, the total demand of electrolytic nickel, stainless steel industry does not have obvious sustained growth.