South African manganese ore exports up 8% in H1 but pace of increase slowed

Growth in South African manganese ore exports continued to slow in the first six months of 2019, shipping data shows.

Manganese ore exports from South Africa climbed by about 8% to 8.97 million tonnes in the first six months of the year from the same period in 2018. This compares with an increase of 17% year on year between January-June 2017 and January-June 2018. In the relevant period of 2017, exports were up 30% year on year. “South African exports are very high and still increasing but the rate of increase is slowing,” a market source told Fastmarkets. Market observers attribute the slowdown to limits...

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Janie Davies

July 04, 2019

17:25 GMT

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