List of countries by manganese production

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Manganese /ˈmæŋɡənz/ is a chemical element that is designated by the symbol Mn and has an atomic number of 25. It is found as the free element in nature (often in combination with iron), and in many minerals. The free element is a metal with important industrial metal alloy uses. Manganese ions are variously colored, and are used industrially as pigments and as oxidation chemicals. Manganese (II) ions function as cofactors for a number of enzymes; the element is thus a required trace mineral for all known living organisms.

List of producing countries[edit]

This is a list of countries by manganese in 2006, mostly based on British Geological Survey accessed in June 2008.

Rank Country/Region Manganese production (tonnes)
 World 31,200,000
1 China China 6,000,000
2 South Africa South Africa 5,213,338
3 Australia Australia 4,567,000
4 Brazil Brazil 3,128,000
5 Gabon Gabon 2,978,972
6 Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 2,200,000
7 India India 2,092,000
8 Ukraine Ukraine 2,000,000
9 Ghana Ghana 1,800,000
10 Mexico Mexico 381,982
11 Georgia (country) Georgia 328,643
12 Iran Iran 115,000
13 Ivory Coast Ivory Coast 73,500
14 Romania Romania 70,910
15 Hungary Hungary 50,000
16 Russia Russia 44,400
17 Chile Chile 37,169
18 Bulgaria Bulgaria 20,500
19 Egypt Egypt 20,000
20 Namibia Namibia 18,918
21 Morocco Morocco 16,000
22 Malaysia Malaysia 6,500
23 Thailand Thailand 1,000

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