China's stockpiles of nickel ore, which is used to make nickel pig iron, have dropped this year to slightly more than 20 million tonnes from 25 million tonnes at the end of 2013. Photo: Reuters China's stockpiles of nickel ore, which is used to make nickel pig iron, have dropped this year to slightly more than 20 million tonnes from 25 million tonnes at the end of 2013. Photo: Reuters
China's stockpiles of nickel ore, which is used to make nickel pig iron, have dropped this year to slightly more than 20 million tonnes from 25 million tonnes at the end of 2013. Photo: Reuters

Nickel deficit narrows as China increases pig iron output

China's stockpiles of nickel ore, which is used to make nickel pig iron, have dropped this year to slightly more than 20 million tonnes from 25 million tonnes at the end of 2013. Photo: Reuters China's stockpiles of nickel ore, which is used to make nickel pig iron, have dropped this year to slightly more than 20 million tonnes from 25 million tonnes at the end of 2013. Photo: Reuters
China's stockpiles of nickel ore, which is used to make nickel pig iron, have dropped this year to slightly more than 20 million tonnes from 25 million tonnes at the end of 2013. Photo: Reuters
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