SHANGHAI, Dec 22 (SMM)－ Nickel consumption in China’s electroplating industry is set to slide further in 2018 as increasingly strict control over environmental protection saw plants shutting down.
A total of 71,000 mt of nickel metal was consumed for the industry in 2017, down from 75,000 mt in 2016.
Smaller electroplating companies which were unable to comply with environmental regulations have been closed since 2016. Other mid- to large-sized plants with better facilities have maintained usual production, according to SMM research.
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