Chinese manganese ore imports drop 16% m-o-m in April amid South Africa lockdown

China’s imports of manganese ore totaled 2.10 million tonnes in April, marking a drop of 15.97% from approximately 2.50 million tonnes in March, according to the latest official but unconfirmed data seen by Fastmarkets.

April’s total was also down by 8.4% from the 2.29 million tonnes imported in the same month of 2019.
Of the 2.10 million tonnes of ore imported last month, 896,768 tonnes (42.7%) originated from South Africa, one of the largest producers of manganese ore in the world. This compares with the 1.18 million tonnes that the African nation supplied to China in March.

The evident drop in manganese ore imports in April is partly attributed to the nationwide lockdown that has been in place...


Amy Lv

May 27, 2020

09:30 GMT