Nickel recycling in the U.S. 2005-2016

This statistic represents the volume of nickel recycled from both old and new scrap in the United States between 2005 and 2016. In 2016, around 90,000 metric tons of nickel were recycled from scrap in the U.S.

Volume of nickel recycled from scrap in the United States between 2005 and 2016 (in 1,000 metric tons)*

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Source

Release date

April 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

2005 to 2016

Supplementary notes

* According to the source, nickel statistics were derived from the following: production, consumption, receipts.

Reported nickel content of products made from reclaimed stainless steel dust, spent nickel-cadmium batteries, plating solutions, and other products.

Estimated nickel content of reported net receipts of alloy and stainless steel scrap.

Reported nickel content of recovered copper-base scrap.

Reported nickel content of obsolete and prompt purchased nickel-base scrap.

Estimated nickel content of various types of reported obsolete and prompt aluminum scrap.

Trade data

Reported nickel content of International Nickel Study Group (INSG) class I primary products, including briquets, cathode, flake, pellets, and powder.

Reported or estimated nickel content of INSG class II primary products, including ferronickel, metallurgical-grade nickel oxide, and a variety of nickel-containing chemicals.

Estimated nickel content of secondary products, including nickel waste and scrap and stainless steel scrap.

Figures are compiled from several editions of the report.

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