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Manganese Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

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  • 120 Pages
  • May 2021
  • Region: Global
  • Mordor Intelligence
  • ID: 5025272
The Global Manganese Market is projected to register a CAGR of  over 4% during the forecast period (2021-2026).

The market was negatively impacted by COVID-19 in 2020. Manganese is used for the removal of sulfur and oxygen from iron ore during iron production. It is also used to convert iron into steel. As an alloy, it decreases the brittleness of steel and imparts strength. Steel finds its major application in the construction industry. During the pandemic scenario, the construction activities were temporarily stopped during the government-imposed lockdown to curb the spread of new COVID-19 cases, which had decreased the demand for steel from the construction industry. However, considering the post-pandemic scenario, the construction industry is picking up the pace and is expected to increase the demand for the market studied in the coming years.
  • Over the short term, the increasing demand for manganese in lithium-ion batteries production, owing to the rising demand for electric vehicles, is expected to drive the market's growth.
  • On the flip side, unfavorable conditions arising due to the impact of COVID-19 are expected to hinder the market's growth.
  • Asia-Pacific region is expected to dominate the market and is also likely to witness the highest CAGR during the forecast period.

Key Market Trends

Increasing Demand from Construction Sector
  • Manganese is used in steel, as it increases the hardenability and tensile strength. Over 40% of the world’s produced steel is used in the construction sector, for applications in buildings (structural sections, reinforcing bars, sheet products, non-structural steel, and others), infrastructure, and transportation.
  • Manganese also acts as a mild oxidizing agent. Steels are also used in offshore oil rigs, bridges, civil engineering and construction machines, pressure vessels, power plants, and hydroelectric plants.
  • Rapid urbanization has augmented the need for new residential construction, buildings, and railways. In the construction sector, steel is used in the form of sections, plates, and bars. It is easily available, affordable, and imparts various properties, such as strength, versatility, and durability.
  • The global construction industry is expected to reach USD 8 trillion by 2030, primarily driven by countries, such as India, China, and the United States. ​
  • China is in the midst of a construction mega-boom. The country has the largest building market in the world, making up 20% of all construction investment globally. The country alone is expected to spend nearly USD 13 trillion on buildings by 2030. ​
  • In 2019, the total value of new construction put in place was about USD 1,365 billion in the United States and reached about USD 1,430 billion in 2020, with a growth rate of about 4.5%.
  • In 2019, the total residential and non-residential construction was valued at about USD 178 billion in Canada and reached about USD 174.5 billion in 2020, with a decline rate of about 2%.
  • Therefore, the aforementioned factors are expected to show a significant impact on the manganese market in the coming years.

Asia-Pacific Region to Dominate the Market
  • Asia-Pacific region has dominated the market, globally owing to the increasing demand from the countries such as China, India, and Japan.
  • With rapid urbanization, especially in developing countries, investments for new construction projects have been increasing over the recent years. Asia-Pacific has dominated the construction sector investments across the world, due to the growth in the investments in China, India, Japan, and ASEAN countries.
  • Increasing infrastructure construction activities and the entry of major players from the European Union into the lucrative market of China have further fueled the industry’s expansion.
  • In 2020, the Chinese construction industry was valued at about USD 1,049.2 billion and is estimated to reach about USD 1,117.4 billion by 2021, with a growth rate of about 6.5%.
  • In India, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) received in the construction development sector (townships, housing, built-up infrastructure, and construction development projects) from April 2000 to December 2019 stood at USD 25.37 billion, according to the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT). ​
  • The total new construction in Japan was accounted for about 127.55 million square meters in 2019 and reached about 113.74 million square meters in 2020, with a decline rate of about 10.5%.
  • According to the National Bureau of Statistics of China, Chinese industrial production was increased by about 2.4% in 2020 compared to the previous year. Furthermore, the industrial production was increased by 7.3% year-on-year in December 2020, following an increase of 7% year-on-year in the previous month, thereby stimulated the demand for the market studied.
  • Therefore, the aforementioned factors are expected to show a significant impact on the manganese market in the coming years.

Competitive Landscape

The manganese market is partially consolidated in nature. Some of the major players in the market include Anglo American plc, Assore Limited (Assmang Proprietary Limited), Ningxia Tianyuan Manganese Industry Group Co., Ltd., Mesa Minerals Limited, and Sibelco, among others.

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Table of Contents

1.1 Study Assumptions
1.2 Scope of the Study
4.1 Drivers
4.1.1 Increasing Demand of Electric Vehicles
4.1.2 Other Drivers
4.2 Restraints
4.2.1 Unfavorable Conditions Arising due to the Impact of COVID-19
4.2.2 Other Restraints
4.3 Industry Value-Chain Analysis
4.4 Porters Five Force Analysis
4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers
4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants
4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services
4.4.5 Degree of Competition
4.5 Price Trend Analysis
5.1 Application
5.1.1 Alloys
5.1.2 Electrolytic Manganese Dioxide
5.1.3 Electrolytic Manganese Metals
5.1.4 Other Applications
5.2 End-use Sector
5.2.1 Industrial
5.2.2 Construction
5.2.3 Power Storage and Electricity
5.2.4 Other End-use Sectors
5.3 Geography
5.3.1 Asia-Pacific China India Japan South Korea Rest of Asia-Pacific
5.3.2 North America United States Canada Mexico
5.3.3 Europe Germany United Kingdom Italy France Rest of Europe
5.3.4 South America Brazil Argentina Rest of South America
5.3.5 Middle-East and Africa Saudi Arabia South Africa Rest of Middle-East and Africa
6.1 Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements
6.2 Market Share Analysis**/Ranking Analysis
6.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players
6.4 Company Profiles
6.4.1 Anglo American plc
6.4.2 Assore Limited (Assmang Proprietary Limited)
6.4.3 Autlán
6.4.4 BHP
6.4.5 Carus Group Inc.
6.4.6 eramet
6.4.7 Jupiter Mines Limited
6.4.8 Mesa Minerals Limited
6.4.10 Ningxia Tianyuan Manganese Industry Group Co., Ltd.
6.4.12 Sibelco
6.4.13 Tata Steel
6.4.14 Vale

Companies Mentioned

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:

  • Anglo American plc
  • Assore Limited (Assmang Proprietary Limited)
  • Autlán
  • BHP
  • Carus Group Inc.
  • eramet
  • Jupiter Mines Limited
  • Mesa Minerals Limited
  • Ningxia Tianyuan Manganese Industry Group Co., Ltd.
  • Sibelco
  • Tata Steel
  • Vale