In January – March, Norilsk Nickel increased nickel production by 5.2% to 67,818 tons and reduced copper production by 0.7% to 90,374 tons
In January – March, Norilsk Nickel increased the production of nickel by 5.2% to 67,818 tons, palladium by 3.8% to 18.97 tons and platinum by 6.9% to 4.67 tons, and reduced copper production by 0.7% to 90,374 tons.
In Q1, the Russian enterprises of the company reduced nickel production by 1.4% to 55,700 tons, due to the planned reduction in concentrate processing from the Zapolyarye subsidiary at Kola GMK in connection with the planned repairs at the Nadezhdinsky metal works and the stoppin in tolling material supplies by Fortaleza. Copper yield remained nearly unchanged at a rate of 88,900 tons. They increased the production of palladium by 4.5% to 597,000 ounces and platinum by 6.3% to 146,000 ounces, at the expense of gathered uncompleted production.