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China Nickel Imports and Exports Data April 2012
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10:49AM
May 22,2012
Source:SMM

SHANGHAI,May 22 -- The General Administration of China Customs released data of China's April imports and exports of nickel on May 21 (Unit: mt)

x Apr. YoY (%) Jan.– Apr. YoY (%)
Imports:        
Unwrought Nickel (Refined Nickel and Its Alloy) 9,033 -49.00 48,720 -26.94
Origins:        
Russia 2,802 -68.17 18,886 -37.88
Australia 2,207 27.99 7,645 -8.25
Canada 1,418 -56.81 9,873 -9.22
Norway 752 -45.31 4,807 -22.18
Japan 719 -25.68 3,463 3.29
Finland 510 2,880.12 1,301 -2.70
South Africa 420 -8.89 1,264 -18.56
The UK 157 -22.76 887 24.02
France 24 -63.77 236 5.52
Taiwan (China) 23 -97.10 331 -84.44
Germany 0 - 2 -
         
Nickel Ore 4,793,539 96.83 14,616,997 82.45
Origins:        
Indonesia 3,336,200 106.51 11,031,023 85.71
The Philippines 1,411,395 83.32 3,348,624 76.50
Australia 39,170 31.24 106,806 15.77
Finland 5,554 310.87 11,760 78.43
The US 808 - 808 -7.48
Canada 283 63.64 987 41.58
Malaysia 67 -7.33 259 59.81
Taiwan (China) 53 - 1,052 -1.20
Belgium 10 -75.00 20 -50.00
         
Exports:        
Unwrought Nickel (Refined Nickel and Its Alloy) 3,383 -15.19 12,658 -7.37
Destination:        
South Korea 1,345 -35.18 3,768 -30.19
Taiwan (China) 848 - 1,829 345.49
Malaysia 440 - 1,020 -
Japan 308 19.13 666 -20.25
Hong Kong 175 -79.11 1,696 -58.46
India 149 54.36 669 47.20
Colombia 60 - 60 -
Thailand 37 - 127 -
The US 18 -90.86 114 -81.61
The Philippines 4 -33.33 14 -36.36
Note: “-” means data is unavailable.
(Source: China Customs)
(Edited by SMM)

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