Brazils nickel output totaled 6,473 tonnes in
August, up 26.7 percent year on year from 5,109 tonnes, amid
higher domestic consumption and exports, according to Brazilian
nonferrous metals institute ICZ.
The latest monthly
figure also represents a 12.1 percent increase from July, when
5,775 tonnes of nickel were produced.
Nickel exports for
August totaled 4,350 tonnes, up 17.6 percent from 3,700 tonnes
in the same month last year, ICZ said.
consumption stood at 1,566 tonnes, up 18.8 percent from August
Zinc production in
Brazil increased 5.3 percent year on year in August to 20,540
tonnes from 19,504 tonnes, prompted by greater demand vs. last
imports increased 76.7 percent year on year to 3,619 tonnes in
August, while exports rose 56.3 percent to 2,539 tonnes in the
consumption totaled 24,540 tonnes in August, up 12.8 percent
from 21,757 tonnes a year earlier.
imports totaled 8,063 tonnes for the month, up 30.9 percent
from August 2012.
A version of this
article was first published in AMM sister publication Metal