Key Market Indicators
China is the world's largest producer and exporter of manganese. Exports are expected to reach 622.9 million kilograms by 2026, growing at an average annual rate of 2.9% since 2021, when exports were 525.8 million kilograms. This is 7.7% higher than 1997 figures. The top three exporters are the Netherlands, South Korea and Kazakhstan. Meanwhile, imports are expected to decrease to 621.5 million kilograms by 2026, falling at an average annual rate of 3.1% since 2021, when imports were 747.8 million kilograms. This is 11.9% lower than 1997 figures. China is ranked 32nd among global importers, with Slovakia ahead at 747.8 million kilograms. The top three importers are Japan, Russia and India.