China commenced importing laterite ores in 2005 for the production of a low Ni bearing FeNi termed pig iron; indeed the ore imports have at times been classified as iron ore imports rather than nickel ore imports. During 2005 China imported some 265kt ore from the Philippines (although there are suggestions that Zhejiang Huaguang also imported ore from Albania but there are no official statistics to support this), believed to grade around 1.0% Ni. In 2006 this increased to 3.3Mt with...
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