Nickel recycling - value in the U.S. 2005-2016

This statistic shows the value of nickel recycled from old and new scrap in the United States between 2005 and 2016. In 2016, around 863 million U.S. dollars worth of nickel were recycled from scrap in the U.S. Figures include metal recovered from new plus old scrap.

Value of nickel recycled from scrap in the U.S. from 2005 to 2016 (in billion U.S. dollars)*

Value in billion U.S. dollars
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Release date

April 2019


United States

Survey time period

2005 to 2016

Supplementary notes

* Nickel statistics were derived from the following: reported production, consumption, receipts and trade data

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 were compiled from several editions of the report.

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