In geological prospecting portable gold wash plant work of manganese ore in China began in 1886, and in 1890 the first found in hubei and rejuvenating the country state (now) where the manganese ore. After the founding of new China started large-scale geological exploration of manganese ore. By the end of 2012, China has proven reserves of 213 mining area. Opencasting mining in our country started in 1890, when mining ore of yangxin county of hubei province is due to poor quality, after soon stopped mining. After more than one hundred years of development, our country in manganese ore mining, ore dressing, smelting, processing and comprehensive utilization and so on have formed a complete system, the output of manganese ore is also increasing. Moreover, with the rapid development of China's iron and steel, electronic battery industries, the increase in the consumption of manganese and manganese lean ore in China, more rich ore less, unable to meet the domestic demand for manganese resources, lead to the gold shaking table manganese ore imports also increased year by year since 1983, China became the world's major manganese ore importer. 2010 domestic import 11.6 million tons (calculate by dry basis), manganese ore, 58% of the world total volume (20 million tons). In 2011, our country manganese ore imports of 12.97 million tons, 12.1% more than in 2010, China's annual import set records. In 2012, the manganese ore imports of 11.38 million tons.
China's main imports of manganese ore from Australia, Gabon, Ghana, South Africa, Brazil, India, Burma, eastern Europe and other countries and regions. With the continuous development of the manganese industry in our country, our country of manganese products also began to export, Japan, the Netherlands, South Korea, the United States, Russia, Ukraine, India, Bangladesh, Korea, Thailand and other countries is a major exporter of manganese products in China. In recent years, because of its high manganese resources of domestic demand, the international market is sluggish, plus the government tax on manganese products related factors, such as manganese products exports fell in our country. In 2012 China (peach, etc.), manganese products exports the cumulative number of 87705.052 tons, fell 17% year on year. Full-year 2013 imported manganese ore 16.608 million tons, up 34.29% from a year earlier, the import amount is $3.191716 billion, up 46% from a year earlier. Compared with 2012, 2013, our country is imported manganese ore JiZeng quantity and price. This was partly due to China's crude steel production growth of manganese alloy rigid demand magnetic separator machine continues to strengthen, on the other hand is South Africa such as manganese ore producers slashed output growth, and to the Chinese market launch was intensified.