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Japan Nickel Metal Consumption January - August 2012
= 28,561 tons, down 6.8% from the same period of 2011 =
According to the data recently released by Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, consumption of nickel metal in the single month of August and during the eight months (January - August) of 2012 were as per the table attached hereto.

The consumption in August was 3,149 tons, while the consumption during the eight months was 28,561 tons, down 6.8% from 30,645 tons in the same period of 2011.

The biggest nickel metal consuming sector, the special steel industry consumed 22,879 tons during the eight months, down 9.8% from 25,323 tons during the same period of 2011, largely affected by the curtailed production of stainless steel.
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