China, the world’s largest consumer of nickel, imported 18,159 tons of refined nickel and nickel alloy last month, dropped 39.08% year-on-year. In the first eight months of 2017, the country imported 137,061 tons, collapsed 52.79% from the corresponding period last year. This might have contributed to recent substantial correction of nickel prices even though import of nickel ores and ferronickel continued to grow.To subscribe please click here