Which Country Produces the Most Mine Nickel?

Nickel (Mine) Production (tonnes), 2015 or latest
Metals & Mining | February 22, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 28 countries in 2015, Philippines ranked the highest in nickel (mine) production with 416,019 tonnes followed by Russia and Canada. On the other end of the scale was Morocco with 160 tonnes, Norway with 300 tonnes and Poland with 840 tonnes.

Data for more countries are available at Nickel (Mine) Production indicator page.

Nickel (Mine) Production Unit 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Australia tonnes 165,800 168,500 215,014 243,597 280,584
Brazil tonnes 36,200 54,100 74,600 89,600 77,400
Canada tonnes 135,037 160,063 219,025 211,701 227,743
China tonnes 84,800 79,800 89,800 93,300 93,151
Colombia tonnes 51,802 49,433 37,800 51,595 49,369
Cuba tonnes 65,000 65,400 68,600 64,600 55,600
Greece tonnes 9,600 16,100 21,700 21,600 19,100
Guatemala tonnes ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 2,400 10,200
Indonesia tonnes 192,900 305,200 552,400 750,000 839,300
Madagascar tonnes ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 5,695 25,148
Papua New Guinea tonnes ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 4,758 12,918
Philippines tonnes 137,350 184,330 319,354 317,621 315,633
Russia tonnes 261,900 270,000 270,000 268,700 264,000
South Africa tonnes 34,610 39,960 43,321 45,945 51,208
USA tonnes ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...