Manganese Producers include:

BHP Billiton
Eramet Comilog
OM Holdings
Braken International Mining
Dharni Sampda Private Ltd
Gulf Minerals Corp

Manganese is essential to iron and steel production by virtue of its sulfur-fixing, deoxidizing, and alloying properties. Steelmaking, including its ironmaking component, has accounted for most manganese demand, presently in the range of 85% to 90% of the total demand. Among a variety of other uses, manganese is a key component of low-cost stainless steel formulations. Manganese is mined in South Africa, Australia, China, Brazil, Gabon, Ukraine, India and Ghana and Kazakhstan. For the production of ferromanganese, the manganese ore is mixed with iron ore and carbon, and then reduced either in a blast furnace or in an electric arc furnace. The resulting ferromanganese has a manganese content of 30 to 80%. Pure manganese used for the production of iron-free alloys is produced by leaching manganese ore with sulfuric acid and a subsequent electrowinning process. Find the information you need on the manganese and manganese ore industry in our collection of reports

Investors should pay attention to what happens with the following companies in 2018:

  • Tshipi é Ntle — this key manganese ore producer recently put aside its plans for an IPO this year. A change in market conditions might encourage it to resume these plans.
  • UMK — production has been less than expected this year, but could ramp up significantly in 2018.
  • TMI — TMI is the Chinese electrolytic manganese metal producer that bought ConsMin this year. As mentioned, it is restarting production at Woodie Woodie mine in Australia, which could ramp up manganese production strongly.

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