According to GlobalData, Indonesia is the world’s largest producer of nickel, with output of 1,125kt in 2022, up by 13% on 2021. Over the five years to 2021, production from Indonesia increased by a CAGR of 30% and is expected to rise by a CAGR of 4% between 2022 and 2026. GlobalData uses proprietary data and analytics to provide a complete picture of this market in its Global Nickel Mining to 2026 report. Buy the report here.

Indonesia accounts for 39% of global production, with the other largest producers being the Philippines (12%), Russia (8%), New Caledonia (7%) and Australia (6%).

Leading producers of nickel in Indonesia are Sumitomo Metal Mining, Vale, PT ANTAM (Persero) and Eramet. Sumitomo Metal Mining's output was 40.40kt in 2021, down by 5% on 2020. Vale produced 39.59kt, a decrease of 22%, and output from PT ANTAM (Persero) was 25.82kt, a decrease of 0.58% on the previous year.

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