China’s manganese ore imports rise by 39% m-o-m in June

China imported approximately 2.18 million tonnes of manganese ore in June, a rise of around 39.3% from about 1.57 million tonnes in May, according to the latest available Chinese customs data.

June’s volume is also 7.3% higher than the 2.03 million tonnes imported in the same month of 2019, the data showed.
Among the total volume imported in June, around 724,794 tonnes (33.2%) came from South Africa, one of the largest producers of manganese ore in the world. This compares with the 582,766 tonnes that the African nation supplied to China in May.

The significant increase in the manganese ore imports in June was attributed to the recovery in ore shipments from South Africa following the easing of nationwide lockdown measures that were previously implemented in late March as part...


Amy Lv

July 28, 2020

05:48 GMT