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 2015, world nickel exports were US$25.2 billion.
African Exporters

Africa exported $1.1 billion worth of nickel led by the following countries:

  1. Madagascar: $523.3 million
  2. South Africa: $296.5 million
  3. Botswana: $198.0 million
  4. Zimbabwe: $22.4 million
  5. Congo: $8.8 million
  6. Morocco: $1.7 million
  7. Egypt: $704,000
  8. Nigeria: $190,000
  9. Ethiopia: $92,000
10. Mauritius: $89,000
Asian Exporters

Asia exported $6.9 billion worth of nickel led by the following countries:

  1. Singapore: $1.4 billion
  2. Malaysia: $1.4 billion
  3. Japan: $815.6 million
  4. Indonesia: $806.1 million
  5. China: $771.6 million
  6. India: $751.1 million
  7. Philippines: $332.7 million
  8. Taiwan: $204.6 million
  9. Hong Kong: $184.2 million
10. South Korea: $130.6 million
European Union Exporters

Europe Union exported $5.6 billion worth of nickel led by the following EU members:

  1. United Kingdom: $1.241 billion
  2. Germany: $1.239 billion
  3. Netherlands: $758.6 million
  4. France: $701 million
  5. Finland: $448.6 million
  6. Belgium: $394.8 million
  7. Italy: $273.4 million
  8. Austria: $159.6 million
  9. Sweden: $133 million
10. Czech Republic: $74.2 million
Latin American and Caribbean Exporters

Latin America (excluding Mexico) and the Caribbean exported $438.8 million worth of nickel led by the following countries:

  1. Brazil: $255.2 million
  2. Cuba: $174.3 million
  3. Costa Rica: $5.1 million
  4. Venezuela: $1.25 million
  5. Trinidad/Tobago: $1.21 million
  6. Panama: $676,000
  7. Argentina: $660,000
  8. Chile: $124,000
  9. Ecuador: $118,000
10. Colombia: $87,000
Middle Eastern Exporters

Middle East exported $161.2 million worth 
of nickel led by the following countries:

  1. United Arab Emirates: $123.8 million
  2. Saudi Arabia: $30.0 million
  3. Israel: $3.0 million
  4. Qatar: $1.9 million
  5. Oman: $972,000
  6. Bahrain: $926,000
  7. Iran: $188,000
  8. Lebanon: $187,000
  9. Kuwait: $150,000
10. Jordan: $36,000
North American Exporters

North America exported $6.4 billion worth of nickel led by the following countries:

  1. Canada: $4.1 billion
  2. United States: $2.2 billion
  3. Mexico: $72.9 million
Oceanian Exporters

Oceania exported $703.2 million worth of nickel led by the following countries:

  1. New Caledonia: $258 million
  2. Australia: $223.2 million
  3. Papua New Guinea: $222 million
The accompanying list identifies exporters with the fastest-growing international sales of nickel from 2011 to 2015. Overall, the 5-year percentage decline for this exported product category was -21.3%.
Data source: Trade Map, International Trade Centre, www.intracen.org/marketanalysis

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