Mining Weekly reported that Russia’s mining group, MMC Norilsk Nickel, was able to significantly increase its output for 2012 in its African operations, boosting its global nickel production to 2%.

As quoted in the market news:

Nkomati demonstrated an even more dramatic production increase, of 66%. Norilsk’s 50% share of the mine’s output came to 9 624 t of nickel in concentrate shipped to the Russian group’s Harjavalta smelter, in Finland. In 2011, its share was 5 815 t.

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