SHANGHAI, Aug 23 (SMM) - According to SMM survey, a smelter in north China has suspended refined nickel production recently due to high production costs.
The refined nickel output of the plant accounts for about 4% of the total national output in August, and the impact of production suspension is not significant. The time for resumption has not yet been determined.
The plant still maintains normal production of nickel salt. Refined nickel and nickel salt are produced in different lines in this plant, so the refined nickel production line cannot be converted to produce the latter.