Boom times: Higher manganese prices have supported revenue, despite falling volumes

The Manganese and Other Mineral Mining industry has performed well over the past five years. Industry revenue is expected to increase at an annualised 4.0% over the five years through 2017-18, to reach $2.9 billion. Revenue growth has been driven by higher global manganese prices, particularly in 2016-17, despite lower production volumes. Industry revenue is expected to increase by 8.9% in the current year, due to rising industry production volumes, higher prices and growth in export revenue.Manganese is used in iron smelting and steel manufacturing processes as a key raw material to strengthen steel. As a result, global steel production volumes largely determine demand for manganese, with China being the most significant buyer of the industry's more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Manganese is used in iron smelting and steel manufacturing processes to strengthen steel
  • Despite the upward trend, manganese prices have been volatile over the past five years
  • Manganese production and prices will continue to dominate the industry’s performance
  • Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

    The Manganese and Other Mineral Mining industry is highly concentrated, with a small number of firms accounting for a large proportion of manganese, tin and tantalum output. South32 Limited and Anglo American Australia Limited account for the bulk of the industry's output and revenue. These two firms are projected to account for 61.2% of industry revenue in the current year, with the four largest firms making up 70.2% of revenue for the year. This concentration has increased over the past five years as the largest companies have outperformed the industry and increased their respective market shares over the period.The high concentration level reflects the large operating scale required for industry firms to operate efficiently. The...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Manganese and Other Mineral Mining Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Manganese and Other Mineral Mining Industry are

  • Availability of resource
  • Output is sold under contract - incorporate long-term sales contracts
  • Optimum capacity utilisation
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Base metals price index and US dollars per Australian dollar in the Manganese and Other Mineral Mining industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Manganese and Other Mineral Mining Industry?

    Industry firms mine manganese, beryllium, bismuth, molybdenite, platinum group metals, tantalum, tin ore, tungsten and other metallic ores, and undertake basic processing operations. Manganese is the main ore mined by the industry. After processing, manganese is typically used as an alloy and for various other industrial applications.

    Industry Products
  • Manganese ore
  • Tin ore
  • Tantalum ore
  • Other mineral ores
  • Industry Activities
  • Antimony, beryllium and bismuth ore mining
  • Chromite mining
  • Iron pyrite mining
  • Manganese ore mining
  • Molybdenite mining
  • Other metallic ore mining
  • Platinum group metals mining
  • Tantalum mineral mining
  • Tin ore mining
  • Tungsten ore mining
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Base metals price index
  • US dollars per Australian dollar
  • Demand from iron smelting and steel manufacturing
  • World price of iron ore
  • World price of steel

  • Current Performance
  • Revenue and profit trends
  • Manganese output and prices
  • High export volumes
  • Establishments and employment
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Revenue and profit performance
  • Manganese volume growth
  • Other industry trends
  • Table: Manganese and Other Mineral Mining Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Manganese and Other Mineral Mining Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Iron Smelting and Steel Manufacturing
  • Gold and Other Non-Ferrous Metal Processing

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Contract Mining Services
  • Explosives Manufacturing
  • Petroleum Product Wholesaling

  • Products & Services
  • Manganese ore
  • Tin ore
  • Other mineral ores
  • Tantalum ore
  • Chart: Manganese and Other Mineral Mining Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Exports to China
  • Exports to other countries
  • Domestic iron smelters and steel manufacturers
  • Other domestic sectors
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Manganese and Other Mineral Mining Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Depreciation
  • Wages
  • Purchases
  • Rent and utilities
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Manganese and Other Mineral Mining

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Manganese and Other Mineral Mining Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    South32 Limited, Anglo American Australia Limited,
  • Table: South32 Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Anglo American Australia Limited - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Manganese and Other Mineral Mining Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Manganese and Other Mineral Mining Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Exports (2009-2023)
  • Imports (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Manganese Ore Output (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • A mixture of metals that provides superior qualities compared with a single metal.
  • Beneficiation
  • A process that extracts minerals from a mined ore.
  • Concentrate
  • A very fine, powder-like product containing the valuable ore mineral from which some of the waste mineral has been eliminated.
  • Ferroalloy
  • Relate to iron alloys that contain a high proportion of manganese, aluminium or silicon, and are used in the production of steel and alloys.
  • Open-Cut Mining
  • A type of surface excavation in the form of an inverted cone; the shape of the mine opening varies with the shape of the mineral deposit.
  • Tailings
  • Metal-rich waste material remaining after most of the metal has been extracted from ore.
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