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 Mining Countries[edit]

This is a list of countries by manganese ore mining in 2015, mostly based on United States Geological Survey accessed in 2016.

Rank Country/Region Manganese production (tonnes)
 World 18,500,000
1 South Africa South Africa 6,200,000
2 Australia Australia 3,000,000
3 China China 2,900,000
4 Gabon Gabon 1,800,000
5 Brazil Brazil 1,000,000
6 India India 950,000
7 Malaysia Malaysia 400,000
8 Ukraine Ukraine 390,000
9 Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 390,000
10 Ghana Ghana 390,000
11 Mexico Mexico 240,000
12 Myanmar Myanmar 100,000
Other Countries 400,000