Philippine nickel output falls 6% y-o-y in 2017

Nickel ore production in the Philippines fell 6% year-on-year to 23.35 million dry metric tonnes (dmt) in 2017, according to the country’s Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB).

Nickel content in ore, however, rose by 5% year-on-year to 315,428 tonnes during the year.

Nickel ore production was hampered by suspended operations due to environment-related issues, and mines being under care and maintenance, the MGB said on February 20. The Bureau had...


Vivian Teo

February 21, 2018

09:53 GMT