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...