Vale reduces nickel sales in Q2 by 13.7%; cuts production forecast in 2018

Vale reduces nickel sales in Q2 by 13.7%;cuts production forecast in 2018

By Marta Nogueira and Alexandra AlperRIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Vale's nickel sales fell 13.7 percent in the second quarter compared to the same period of 2017, while production was almost ...

By Marta Nogueira and Alexandra AlperRIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Vale's nickel sales fell 13.7 percent in the second quarter compared to the same period of 2017, while production was almost stable in the same comparison, given the company's strategy of prioritizing value over volume, informed the mining company on Monday.The world's largest nickel producer sold 61.6 thousand tons of nickel between April and June, down 13.7 percent from the same period of 2017 and up 6.4 percent from the first three months of this year, company in its quarterly production report.Amid a drop in shipments from last year, the company reduced its forecast for nickel production in 2018 to 250,000 tonnes from 263,000 in the previous expectation, "due to the strategy of obtaining more value on volume, from current conditions. market for the different products "and" in line with Vale's commitment to discipline in production supply. "The fall in sales in the second quarter, according to Vale, was mai...


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