Nickel - global consumption 2009-2018

This statistic shows the consumption of primary nickel worldwide from 2008 to 2018. In 2009, approximately 1.29 million metric tons of nickel were consumed worldwide. Until 2018, the consumption increased rapidly to more than 2.3 million metric tons. Nickel is a transition metal typically used for engineering purposes, in the production of metal goods, and more.

Global consumption of nickel from 2009 to 2018 (in 1,000 metric tons)*

Consumption in thousand metric tons
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Release date

June 2019



Survey time period

2009 to 2018

Supplementary notes

* Primary nickel usage.
Figures prior to 2018 are from the International Nickel Study Group.

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