The manganese market is in a state of flux, characterised by sluggish steel demand from China, coupled with relatively high steel stocks. Despite these overarching dynamics in the steel industry, manganese has benefited from its own trio of “super trends”. These trends include:
1. China has remained the dominant key end-user market and last year the country increased its imports by 34% y.o.y. This demand continues to be driven by urbanisation, industrialisation and infrastructure development, which despite lower GDP growth, is set to continue for the relatively long term.
2. Greenfield manganese projects, with the potential for large scale high-quality manganese ore, are emerging in South Africa. In order to ensure the success of these projects, upgrades to rail and port infrastructure is underway.
3. Owing to falling grades and rising power costs, emerging market players are rapidly usurping traditional producers.
- Market Summary
- Manganese Ore
- Manganese Alloys
- A Regional Outlook
- Steel Industry Insights
- Manganese Outlook
- Data Wrap
- Price Data
- Production Data
- Inventory Data
**Whilst we make every effort to keep the chapters and data consistent, this data may vary from month to month based on availability and relevance.
Lara has been an analyst for over ten years, starting her career as an equity analyst at Foord Asset Management. In 2009, Lara founded Core Consultants, an independent advisory and subscription firm focused on commodity markets. Read More
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