SMM4, 27 March:
According to the latest release of the General Administration of Customs, SMM statistics show that the total export volume of unwrought manganese, scrap, powder and forged manganese in March 2020 was 46766 tons, an increase of 6.21 percent over the same period last year. Among them, the export volume of unwrought manganese, waste scrap and powder in March was 39627 tons, an increase of 2.43% over the same period last year, and the export volume of forged manganese and manganese products in March was 7139 tons, an increase of 33.59% over the same period last year.
According to SMM statistics, compared with the total export volume of 56089 tons of electrolytic manganese and manganese products from January to February 2020, the total export volume in March decreased by 16.62%, of which unwrought manganese in March; scrap; powder exports decreased by 20.46% compared with the total export volume of 49823 tons in January-February, and the export volume of manganese and manganese products in March increased by 13.93% compared with 6266 tons in January-February.
According to SMM, the export volume of electrolytic manganese and manganese products increased slightly in March compared with the same period last year, and the demand of overseas steel mills was affected seasonally. During the period of increasing export volume of manganese products from March to April in previous years, the performance of inquiry and demand release increased, but the epidemic spread in many overseas countries in the middle of March. The spread of the epidemic rapidly caused countries to take emergency isolation and other measures, which also directly affected the development and operation of various industries. Among them, by the end of April, some exporters said that although orders had increased in March, it was difficult to be optimistic about the export volume of metal manganese affected by the epidemic in April. although there was an inquiry, the overall transaction atmosphere was light, and some overseas businesses had even signed futures, but affected by the epidemic, port shipping was limited, financial pressure gradually increased, and had to cancel orders. Recently, the export volume of manganese metal is difficult to maintain a high level.