Nickel is a ductile hard metal, naturally occurring in its free form or in such ores as pentlandite, garnierite, niccolite, pyrrhotite and millerite, among others. It has an extensive range of industrial applications. It is required in the manufacture of corrosion resistant alloys, electronics, vehicles and auto components, batteries and packages.
In 2010, the worldwide nickel market entered a period of recovering in the wake of the economic slump. At present, the world nickel output is estimated almost 1.6 million tonnes per year. The world consumption of nickel increases by more than 3% annually. Russia, Canada, Australia, Indonesia and the Philippines are top five nickel producers. China is the dominant nickel consumer given the rapid expansion of its stainless steel industry.
The catalogue encompasses a slew of research reports reviewing the nickel market at all geographical scales. The studies contain essential information on market size, shape, segmentation and key trends. Leading market participants are indicated, and the market competition is examined in the researches. The reports also disclose trade balances as well as supply and demand dynamics. Moreover, future market forecasts are offered in the research reports.
International Trade in Nickel Ores and Concentrates: Trends and Prospects
The reports examine global nickel ores and concentrates market trends (historical, current and forecast) with respect to international trade including nickel ores and concentrates global trade dynamics, exports/imports by geography, leading suppliers and consumers, average prices.