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Norilsk Nickel Output Down

Norilsk Nickel said Monday its nickel output declined to 69,639 tons in the second quarter of 2012 from 75,824 tons in the first.

The company also said its second-quarter platinum output rose to 186,000 troy ounces from 166,000 in the first three months of 2012, while palladium output rose to 729,000 troy ounces from 649,000.

Norilsk's copper output totaled 89,786 tons in the second quarter, up from 88,456 tons in the first quarter.

(Reuters)

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