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World’s Top Refined Nickel-Producing Countries in 2011

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

Country                                    Production
1.  China                                    411.2
2.  Russia                                   265.7
3.  Japan                                    157.3
4.  Canada                                   142.4
5.  Australia                                111.6
6.  Norway                                    92.4
7.  Finland                                   48.5
8.  New Caledonia (France)                    40.0
9.  Colombia                                  37.8
10. United Kingdom                            37.4

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