China’s July manganese ore imports surge 52% on month

China’s imports of manganese ore reversed up again in July after a short-lived drop the month before, surging by 51.8% or 1.05 million tonnes from June to reach 3.09 million tonnes, according to the latest detailed data released by China’s General Administration of Customs (GACC) on August 23.
The large month-on-month rise in July showed that Chinese importers still have a strong appetite for foreign manganese ore, given the steady demand from domestic silicomanganese smelters, according to a market source in Shanghai. Mysteel’s monthly survey among the 120 major SiMn smelters showed that China’s SiMn output increased for a


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