The data show that the world's proven reserves of nickel basis of approximately 69 million tons, the total resources of 148 million tons, 72.2% of the basic reserves of lateritic nickel ore, 27.8% for nickel sulfide ore. Mainly distributed in Australia, Cuba, New Caledonia, Canada, South Africa, Indonesia and Russia and other countries. At present, the world 's nickel resources, the degree of concentration is very high, and six nickel production enterprises accounted for more than 70 percent of global production.

The past 10 years, the global nickel consumption in the market regulation under the basic state of equilibrium. Since 2010, the majority of the enterprise was forced to cut or stop production during the financial crisis are gradually resuming production, global nickel production and consumption to show strong growth, consumption growth rate far in excess of output growth. The INSG data show that, in 2010, the world 's primary nickel output was 1.4456 million tons ( up 9.5 percent ), consumption was 1.4637 million tons ( up 18.0% ). The expected supply of nickel industry has been a serious surplus of the world's major project was delayed due to all causes but have not appeared. According to the metal powder supplier forecasts 2012 global nickel surplus from 2011 of 30,000 tons to 70,000 tons .

Downstream of nickel including six stainless steel, alloy steel, corrosion resistant alloys, batteries, electroplating, chemical industry, 60 % of the total consumption of nickel consumption in one of the stainless steel industry. 2001 to 2010 is the rapid development of China 's stainless steel industry 10 years, and also the nickel industry rapid development of 10 years . China's nickel consumption structure has undergone great changes in the consumption share of the stainless steel from 41% in 2004 to 76 percent in 2010, global stainless steel in nickel consumption by an average of 65% share. 2003 to 2010, the average growth rate of China 's nickel consumption is 20%, mainly due to the pull of the stainless steel industry with a nickel content.

Electroless nickel is mainly used as a protective decorative coating, in recent years in the continuous casting mold, electronic components, the surface of the mold, alloy die-casting mold, the shape of complex aerospace engine components and micro-electronic components manufacturing more widely. In electroplating, electroless nickel processing capacity after the electro-galvanized door to second place, its consumption accounted for about 10% of the total output of nickel. In addition, electroless nickel plating layer with excellent uniformity, hardness, wear resistance and corrosion resistance and other physical and chemical properties, and is almost impossible to find where an industrial electroless nickel plating. In the booming economy of East Asia and Southeast regions, including China, the electroless plating applications are rising phase is expected to remain an unprecedented high-speed development.

In recent years, as global demand for new energy vehicles, especially hybrid electric vehicle R & D continues to heat up heat, the battery industry nickel noteworthy. The battery industry, the total nickel, but the enterprise involved in many , many of which are very dynamic research and development enterprise. Especially abroad nickel industry multinational holds the proprietary technology of production of nickel carbonyl, a virtual monopoly on the world 's new battery using nickel powder market and demand for new battery production and development of China 's domestic nickel powder is strong. I believe that more specific national policy measures in the development of electric vehicle, batteries nickel will be the focus of future development of the industry.