Ever wonder which countries export the most nickel? See the list, which also shows each exporter's percentage of global nickel exports within parenthesis. In 2016, world nickel exports were US$19.3 billion.
African Exporters

Africa exported $990.3 million worth of nickel led by the following countries:

  1. Madagascar: $401 million
  2. South Africa: $300.1 million
  3. Botswana: $235.2 million
  4. Zimbabwe: $35 million
  5. Egypt: $16.7 million
  6. Congo: $1 million
  7. Morocco: $775,000
  8. Tunisia: $218,000
  9. Ethiopia: $92,000
10. Tanzania: $62,000
Asian Exporters

Asia exported $3.8 billion worth of nickel led by the following countries:

  1. Japan: $713.3 million
  2. Indonesia: $595.5 million
  3. Taiwan: $581.4 million
  4. Malaysia: $524.5 million
  5. Singapore: $353 million
  6. China: $325.5 million
  7. Philippines: $256.9 million
  8. South Korea: $182.2 million
  9. India: $137.3 million
10. Hong Kong: $123.4 million
European Union (EU) Exporters

Asia exported $3.8 billion worth of nickel led by the following countries:

  1. Japan: $713.3 million
  2. Indonesia: $595.5 million
  3. Taiwan: $581.4 million
  4. Malaysia: $524.5 million
  5. Singapore: $353 million
  6. China: $325.5 million
  7. Philippines: $256.9 million
  8. South Korea: $182.2 million
  9. India: $137.3 million
10. Hong Kong: $123.4 million
Latin American and Caribbean Exporters

Latin America (excluding Mexico) and the Caribbean exported $176.3 million worth of nickel led by the following countries:

  1. Brazil: $94.2 million
  2. Cuba: $77.3 million
  3. Costa Rica: $2.1 million
  4. Trinidad/Tobago: $1.9 million
  5. Panama: $272,000
  6. Ecuador: $106,000
  7. Chile: $94,000
  8. Venezuela: $79,000
  9. Argentina: $70,000
10. Peru: $56,000
Middle Eastern Exporters

Middle East exported $86.2 million worth of nickel led by the following countries:

  1. United Arab Emirates: $42.1 million
  2. Saudi Arabia: $34.1 million
  3. Oman: $5.9 million
  4. Israel: $2.1 million
  5. Bahrain: $823,000
  6. Qatar: $568,000
  7. Iran: $386,000
  8. Kuwait: $238,000
  9. Jordan: $96,000
10. Lebanon: $2,000
North American Exporters

North America exported $5.1 billion worth of nickel led by the following countries:

  1. Canada: $3.1 billion
  2. United States: $1.9 billion
  3. Mexico: $79.4 million
Oceanian Exporters

Oceania exported $590.7 million worth of nickel led by the following countries:

  1. New Caledonia: $345.7 million
  2. Papua New Guinea: $201.4 million
  3. Australia: $43.4 million
  4. New Zealand: $179,000
  5. Fiji: $27,000
  6. Nauru: $8,000
The accompanying list identifies exporters with the fastest-growing international sales of nickel from 2012 to 2016. Overall, the 5-year percentage decline for this exported product category was -32.6%.
Data source: Trade Map, International Trade Centre, www.intracen.org/marketanalysis

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