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Global nickel market deficit widens in September - INSG

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LONDON, Nov 21 (Reuters) - The global nickel market deficit widened slightly to 9,200 tonnes in September from the previous month's revised deficit of 8,100 tonnes, the International Nickel Study Group (INSG) said.


During the first nine months of the year the deficit widened to 108,300 tonnes from 72,800 tonnes in the same period of 2017, the data showed. The data below is in thousands of tonnes.


Sept Aug Jan-Sept 2018 Jan-Sept 2017 Mine production 212.6 202.4 1,718.5 1,615.3 Refined production 185.2 183.7 1,623.5 1,530.8 Refined usage 194.4 191.9 1,731.8 1,603.6 Balance -9.2 -8.1 -108.3 -72.8


(Reporting by Eric Onstad; Editing by Jan Harvey)

Reuters Messaging: eric.onstad.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net))
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