World’s 10 Biggest Nickel-Producing Countries in 2010

Following is a table of the world’s 10 biggest producers of refined nickel in 2010 by country, compiled by London-based metals consultant CRU. Production figures are in thousand of metric tons. Chinese figurers include nickel pig iron output.

Country                                    Production
1.  China                                    318
2.  Russia                                   265
3.  Japan                                    160
4.  Canada                                   105
5.  Australia                                101
6.  Norway                                    92
7.  Colombia                                  49
8.  Finland                                   47
9.  New Caledonia                             40
10. South Africa                              36
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