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Pigs, three different ones - an update on nickel pig iron production costs

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On going development in the nickel pig iron (NPI) sector has seen production move solely from the use of blast furnaces at the time of its foundation in 2005 through to an ascendency of electric furnaces to the more recent use of RKEF (rotary kiln electric furnace). This Insight aims to provide an update on the cost structure of the three processing routes and put this into a global context in terms of cost competitiveness.

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  • NPI plant locations
  • C1 cash costs for nickel pig iron production (2012$ terms, process averages)
  • C1 cash costs for nickel pig iron production (2012$ terms, by operation)
  • Cost breakdown for blast furnace (%)
  • Cost breakdown for electric arc furnace (%)
  • Cost breakdown for RKEF (%)
  • Nickel Ore Price Index (based on RMB/wmt, 17% VAT included)
  • Chinese Monthly Nickel Ore Imports (kwmt)
  • Nickel industry cost curve 2012 (2012$ terms)
  • Nickel industry cost curve 2013 (2013$ terms)
  • Nickel pig iron prices relative to Jinchuan ex-works nickel price

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  • Nickel pig iron plants covered (2012 data)

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