S. American nickel producers worried about Chinese NPI

Jun 11, 2013 | 11:46 AM | Carolina Guerra

Tags  Brazil, China, nickel pig iron, nickel

SÃO PAULO — Rising production of nickel pig iron (NPI) in China last year has created competition for Brazilian nickel producers, market sources told AMM sister publication Metal Bulletin.
“In 2012, Chinese NPI and ferronickel production is estimated to have exceeded 300,000 tonnes, representing 20 percent of world primary nickel supply,” Rio de Janeiro-based miner Vale SA wrote in a 2012 report. ....

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