China's imports of manganese ore and concentrate from South Africa totaled 4.97 million mt over January-September, up 15% year on year, data released Friday by the General Administration of Customs showed.
South Africa is China's top source of imported manganese ore and concentrate.
The other main suppliers over January-September were Australia at 3.26 million mt, Gabon 1.3 million mt, Brazil 1.1 million mt, Malaysia 487,297 mt, Ghana 297,993 mt, Cote d'Ivoir 185,284 mt, Morocco 45,607 mt, Namibia 34,440 mt and Oman 28,836 mt.
Imports from the 10 main suppliers totaled 11.71 million mt and comprised 99.3% of China's total manganese ore and concentrate imports of 11.79 million mt over January-September.
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