The global manganese mining market is driven by the growth in construction, oil and gas refineries, transportation, infrastructure, automobiles and power plants. Manganese is one of the most consumed and fifth most abundantly available metal, which is often found in combination with iron. The manganese mining industry involves the extraction of manganese ores. Automated remote technology is an emerging trend in manganese mining and it is expected to contribute significantly to the growth of manganese mining market. Geographically, South Africa is largest source of manganese ores. Additionally, Australia, India, Brazil, China, Ukraine and Gabon are other countries involved in manganese mining.
Manganese is not much of a use as a pure metal due to its brittle character, thus it is mainly used in alloys such as steel. Manganese steel is used for railway tracks, rifle barrels, safes and prison bars. The other uses of manganese alloys include drink cans and magnetic alloys. Manganese in its oxide form is used as a rubber additive, catalyst in batteries, to decolorize coloured glasses and to make ceramics and fertilizers.
The global manganese market is impacted by several factors such as slowdown in steel consumption and stringent government regulations. Conversely, demand for manganese is growing in non-metallurgical applications such as micronutrients in animal feed and chemicals used as colorant for glass, tiles, textiles, car undercoat paints and bricks. Manganese market is also expected to grow with the increasing use of Nickel-metal hydride battery (NiMH) and Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries in storage applications and electric vehicles. Rising demand for stainless steel in aesthetic construction is further boosting the global manganese market.ASDReport.com has a collection of reports on manganese mining market covering various topics and products related to manganese mining, manganese consumption and much more.