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.
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.
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.
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.
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