"Norilsk Nickel" has published the data about work results for the first six months of the current year
According to the data provided to journalists by the Deputy General Director of MMC Norilsk Nickel, Viktor Sprogis, in the first half of 2011 joint stock company has successfully implemented more than 136 thousand tons of Nickel. This figure is only slightly different from the volume of sales by entities of the MMC in the same period last year: January to June 2010 the metallurgical plant has provided customers with 138 thousand tons of Nickel. In particular, the main buyers of products of «Norilsk Nickel» in the first half of this year were made by the steel company (producers of special steels, including manufacturers of stainless metal). These consumers of Nickel acquired approximately 53% of the total output of the steel mill. Another 35% of sales were accounted for by manufacturers of Nickel alloys. A large part of Nickel was implemented foreign companies: in the reporting period, the consumers of the internal market of Russia bought the 5% of the products produced by Norilsk Nickel. One-third of sales went to Asian buyers. 11% of consumers bought from the United States, and more than half of all Nickel produced at the facilities of MMC, it was sold to the metallurgy of European countries.