Nickel output, consumption seen climbing in 2014: INSG

Apr 09, 2014 | 12:52 PM | Rey Mashayekhi

Tags  INSG, International Nickel Study Group, nickel, nickel outlook, nickel production, nickel consumption, Rey Mashayekhi

LAS VEGAS — A recovering world economy has led to improved global nickel demand in the first quarter compared with the latter part of 2013, according to the International Nickel Study Group (INSG).

Nickel consumption "will continue to increase this year, although at a lower rate than in recent years, with China being the main growth market," the INSG said in a release detailing its semiannual meeting in Lisbon, Portugal, earlier this month. It noted a "possible reduction" in Chinese nickel pig iron (NPI) production due to lower nickel ore....

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