Manganese is used in iron smelting and steel manufacturing processes as a key raw material to strengthen steel. Therefore, manganese demand is greatly influenced by global steel production levels, with China being a significant buyer of industry output. Other products mined by the industry, such as lithium and tin, are also key raw materials in various production processors and products. Domestic manufacturers, such as steel processors and battery manufacturers, also use the industry's products.
Firms in the industry mine manganese, lithium, tantalum, tin and other minerals, and undertake basic processing operations.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.