- | The Philippines produced 11.31 million dry metric tons of the material between January and June |
- | 16 of the Philippines’ 31 nickel mines reported zero output |
- | The Philippines is 2018’s second-biggest nickel ore producer, next to Indonesia |
| Philippines to dethrone Indonesia |
The Philippines, which sells most of its nickel ore to top buyer China, produced 11.31 million dry metric tons of the material between January and June, compared with 11.01 million tons in the same period last year, the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) said on Tuesday.
A series of government-initiated audits on the industry’s compliance with environmental regulations disrupted the miners’ operations, with some of them suspended from operations until corrective measures have been made.
Malaya Business Insight
September 11, 2019 11:25 am