Brazils nickel output increased to 5,475 tonnes in
June, up 33.3 percent from 4,108 tonnes in the same month last
year, following increased exports, according to figures from
Brazilian nonferrous metals institute ICZ.
However, that tally
represented an 11.4-percent drop from the 6,179 tonnes produced
in May of this year.
Exports in June stood
at 3,655 tonnes, up 10.5 percent from 3,307 tonnes in the same
month last year, ICZ data show.
consumption of 1,387 tonnes down 13.2 percent from June
production in Brazil fell 5.5 percent year on year to 19,304
tonnes in June, partly prompted by a 36.4 percent year-on-year
decrease in imports to 2,789 tonnes, according to ICZ.
Production of the galvanizing metal had totaled 20,430 tonnes
in June 2012.
Zinc consumption stood
at 21,025 tonnes, up 4.6 percent from 20,106 tonnes in the same
Exports of the metal
totaled 2,206 tonnes, down 47.9 percent from 4,232 tonnes in
the same month last year.
imports in June totaled 6,957 tonnes, down 1.7 percent from
imports June 2012 levels.
A version of this
article was first published by AMM sister publication Metal