World's 10 Biggest Nickel-Consuming Countries in 2011

Following is a table of the world’s 10 biggest consumers of refined nickel in 2011 by country, compiled by the Lisbon-based International Nickel Study Group. Production figures are in thousands of metric tons.

Country                                    Consumption
1.  China                                    680.0
2.  Japan                                    152.2
3.  U.S.                                     122.5
4.  Germany                                   92.5
5.  South Korea                               74.1
6.  Italy                                     54.5
7.  Taiwan                                    46.6
8.  India                                     34.8
9.  Spain                                     32.7
10. Belgium                                   28.5

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