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Manganese bubble bursts as Chinese port stocks rise

The mid-year manganese bubble, which saw the price of the steel-making ingredient rise by up to 80% thanks to a slowdown in South African exports during the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic, has come to an end with prices back to where they were at the start of the year.

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Price moves tell part of this year’s complex manganese story

The fall has taken the price of high-grade (44% manganese) ore down by 60% from around US$6.60 per metric tonne unit to US$4.

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