Welcome to INSG

The International Nickel Study Group (INSG) is an autonomous, intergovernmental organization established in 1990 and located in Lisbon, Portugal. Membership comprises nickel producing, using and trading countries. more...


As an intergovernmental organization, INSG's members are governments of nickel producing, consuming and trading countries or other intergovernmental organizations responsible for implementing international agreements. more...

What is Nickel?

Nickel (symbol Ni, atomic weight 58.71, atomic number 28) is a lustrous, silvery-white metal discovered in 1751. It has a melting point of 1453° C, relatively low thermal and electrical conductivities, high resistance to corrosion and oxidation, excellent strength and toughness at elevated temperatures, and is capable of being magnetized. more...


The main objectives of the Study Group are: to collect and publish improved statistics on nickel markets including production, consumption, trade, stocks, prices and other statistics such as recycling. The Study Group produces a monthly bulletin on World Nickel Statistics and an annual World Directory of Nickel Production Facilities. more...

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Latest News

World Nickel Statistics - September 2014 is now available.
19 September 2014
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INSG April 2014 Meetings Press Release is now available.
4 April 2014
Press Releases

World Directory of Nickel Production Facilities, 2013 Edition, is now available.
13 December 2013
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Metals Despatch No. 16 is now available.
11 December 2013
Metals Despatch

World Nickel Statistics - Yearbook 2013 is now available.
2 December 2013
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INSG Insight No. 21 is now available.
29 July 2013
INSG Insights

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