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Manganese Carbonate Market for Agrochemicals, Glaze Colorant, Chemical Intermediates, and Other Applications - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2015 - 2023

Manganese carbonate is a pink colored chemical compound, which occurs naturally as mineral rhodochrosite. It also occurs as red, grey, yellow, and brown crystals. Manganese carbonate is not soluble in water. It hydrolyzes upon treatment with acids to give water soluble salts. Manganese carbonate can be easily converted into other manganese compounds such as manganese oxide through the process of calcination. 

Manganese carbonate is widely used in various applications such as agrochemicals, glaze colorants, chemical intermediates, and others (food supplement, medical, etc.). It is considered a vital micronutrient for plant growth. Manganese carbonate is used as an additive in fertilizers to treat manganese-deficient crops. Manganese is known to be an important ingredient in nitrogen and carbon dioxide assimilation processes, which play a vital role in enhancing the crop yield. Additionally, manganese carbonate is employed in feed applications and animal nutrition. In terms of volume, the agrochemicals segment accounted for over 65% of the global manganese carbonate market in 2014. Demand for manganese carbonate is largely driven by expansion of the agricultural micronutrients industry in emerging economies of Asia Pacific and Latin America.

Based on region, the global manganese carbonate market has been segmented into North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa. Asia Pacific held approximately 75% share of the manganese carbonate market in terms of volume in 2014. It emerged as the largest market for manganese carbonate, followed by Europe and North America. Agrochemicals has been witnessing the highest growth in Asia Pacific due to rising demand for food grains and depleting arable land in emerging economies such as India and China. In terms of volume, the manganese carbonate market in North America and Europe is likely to experience moderate growth during the forecast period. Chemical intermediates is estimated to be the second-fastest growing application segment in Latin America due to increasing demand for manganese carbonate in the manufacture of vital chemical compounds such as manganese oxide.     

Expansion of the agricultural micronutrients industry and rise in demand in ceramics and porcelain homeware industry is projected to drive the manganese carbonate market. Major economies in Latin America and Asia Pacific have experienced increase in agricultural activities over the past decade. Manganese carbonate is used as a supplement in plant fertilizes to cure manganese deficiency in crops. However, unfavorable supply scenario due to region-specific concentration of reserves could affect market growth. Manganese carbonate can also be employed in the concrete staining industry. Concrete staining can be used to create durable and easy-to-maintain surfaces in home. It also improves aesthetic features of a structure. Manganese carbonate can be mixed with potassium dichromate and muriatic acid to provide deep brownish color stain to a concrete surface.

The manganese carbonate market is highly fragmented; it is dominated by small and medium regional companies. Companies such as Mil-Spec Industries Corporation and Alfa Aesar work closely with customers to develop products according to their specifications. Additionally, companies such as American Elements manufacture a variety of manganese carbonate (including agricultural grade, reagent grade, technical grade, and pharmaceutical grade) to meet the diverse needs of end-user industries. Companies are expanding the production capacities of existing plants and establishing new markets in untapped regions to remain competitive. Furthermore, market players are developing an efficient and well-developed transportation and logistics system to deliver products to clients within the stipulated timeframe. Key players operating in the market include All-Chemie, Ltd., Airedale Chemical Company Limited, American Elements, Alfa Aesar, Akshar Chemicals, Sunrise Enterprise, Chemalloy, GFS Chemicals, Inc, Mil-Spec Industries Corporation, and Zncus Chemical Co., Ltd.

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Chapter 1 Preface
1.1 Report Description
1.2 Market Segmentation
1.3 Research Scope & Assumptions 
1.4 Research Methodology

Chapter 2 Executive Summary
2.1  Global Manganese Carbonate Market, 2014 - 2023, (Tons) (US$ Thousand)
2.2 Manganese Carbonate Market: Market Snapshot, 2014 & 2023 

Chapter 3 Manganese Carbonate Market – Industry Analysis
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Value Chain Analysis
3.3 Market Drivers
      3.3.1 Expansion of Agricultural Micronutrients Industry is Expected to Boost Demand for Manganese Carbonate
      3.3.2 Increasing Demand from Ceramics and Porcelain Home Ware Industry Set to Drive Manganese Carbonate Market
3.4 Restraints
      3.4.1 Unfavorable Supply Scenario due to Region-specific Concentration of Reserves Could Affect Manganese Carbonate Market Growth
3.5 Opportunity
      3.5.1 Potential Applications in Concrete Staining
3.6 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
      3.6.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
      3.6.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers
      3.6.3 Threat of New Entrants
      3.6.4 Threat of Substitutes
      3.6.5 Degree of Competition
3.7 Manganese Carbonate: Market Attractiveness Analysis

Chapter 4 Raw Material and Price Trend Analysis
4.1 Global Manganese Carbonate Price Trend Analysis, 2014–2023 (US$/Ton)

Chapter 5 Manganese Carbonate Market – Application Analysis
5.1 Global Manganese Carbonate Market Volume Share by Application 
5.2 Manganese Carbonate Market by Application
      5.2.1 Manganese Carbonate Market for Agrochemicals, 2014 – 2023 (Tons) (US$ Thousand)
      5.2.2 Manganese Carbonate Market for Glaze Colorant, 2014 – 2023 (Tons) (US$ Thousand)
      5.2.3 Manganese Carbonate Market for Chemical Intermediates, 2014 – 2023 (Tons) (US$ Thousand)
      5.2.4 Manganese Carbonate Market for Others, 2014 – 2023 (Tons) (US$ Thousand)

Chapter 6 Global Manganese Carbonate Market - Regional Analysis
6.1 Global Manganese Carbonate Market Volume Share by Region
6.2 North America 
      6.2.1 North America Manganese Carbonate Market Volume, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (Tons)
      6.2.2 North America Manganese Carbonate Market Revenue, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Thousand)
      6.2.3 U.S. 
             6.2.3.1 U.S. Manganese Carbonate Market Volume, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (Tons)
             6.2.3.2 U.S. Manganese Carbonate Market Revenue, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Thousand)
      6.2.4 Rest of North America 
             6.2.4.1 Rest of North America Manganese Carbonate Market Volume, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (Tons)
             6.2.4.2 Rest of North America Manganese Carbonate Market Revenue, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Thousand)
6.3 Europe 
      6.3.1 Europe Manganese Carbonate Market Volume, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (Tons)
      6.3.2 Europe Manganese Carbonate Market Revenue, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Thousand)
      6.3.3 Spain 
             6.3.3.1 Spain Manganese Carbonate Market Volume, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (Tons)
             6.3.3.2 Spain Manganese Carbonate Market Revenue, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Thousand)
      6.3.4 Italy 
             6.3.4.1 Italy Manganese Carbonate Market Volume, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (Tons)
             6.3.4.2 Italy Manganese Carbonate Market Revenue, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Thousand)
      6.3.5 Germany 
             6.3.5.1 Germany Manganese Carbonate Market Volume, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (Tons)
             6.3.5.2 Germany Manganese Carbonate Market Revenue, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Thousand)
      6.3.6 U.K.
             6.3.6.1 U.K. Manganese Carbonate Market Volume, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (Tons)
             6.3.6.2 U.K. Manganese Carbonate Market Revenue, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Thousand)
      6.3.7 France 
             6.3.7.1 France Manganese Carbonate Market Volume, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (Tons)
             6.3.7.2 France Manganese Carbonate Market Revenue, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Thousand)
      6.3.8 Rest of Europe
             6.3.8.1 Rest of Europe Manganese Carbonate Market Volume, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (Tons)
             6.3.8.2 Rest of Europe Manganese Carbonate Market Revenue, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Thousand)
6.4 Asia Pacific 
      6.4.1 Asia Pacific Manganese Carbonate Market Volume, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (Tons)
      6.4.2 Asia Pacific Manganese Carbonate Market Revenue, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Thousand)
             6.4.3 China
             6.4.3.1 China Manganese Carbonate Market Volume, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (Tons)
             6.4.3.2 China Manganese Carbonate Market Revenue, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Thousand)
      6.4.4 India 
             6.4.4.1 India Manganese Carbonate Market Volume, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (Tons)
             6.4.4.2 India Manganese Carbonate Market Revenue, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Thousand)
      6.4.5 ASEAN 
             6.4.5.1 ASEAN Manganese Carbonate Market Volume, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (Tons)
             6.4.5.2 ASEAN Manganese Carbonate Market Revenue, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Thousand)
      6.4.6 Rest of Asia Pacific
             6.4.6.1 Rest of Asia Pacific Manganese Carbonate Market Volume, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (Tons)
             6.4.6.2 Rest of Asia Pacific Manganese Carbonate Market Revenue, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Thousand)
6.5 Latin America 
      6.5.1 Latin America Manganese Carbonate Market Volume, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (Tons)
      6.5.2 Latin America Manganese Carbonate Market Revenue, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Thousand)
      6.5.3 Brazil 
             6.5.3.1 Brazil Manganese Carbonate Market Volume, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (Tons)
             6.5.3.2 Brazil Manganese Carbonate Market Revenue, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Thousand)
      6.5.4 Rest of Latin America 
             6.5.4.1 Rest of Latin America Manganese Carbonate Market Volume, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (Tons)
             6.5.4.2 Rest of Latin America Manganese Carbonate Market Revenue, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Thousand)
6.6 Middle East & Africa (MEA) 
      6.6.1 Middle East & Africa Manganese Carbonate Market Volume, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (Tons)
      6.6.2 Middle East & Africa Manganese Carbonate Market Revenue, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Thousand)
      6.6.3 GCC 
             6.6.3.1 GCC Manganese Carbonate Market Volume, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (Tons)
             6.6.3.2  GCC Manganese Carbonate Market Revenue, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Thousand)
      6.6.4  South Africa 
             6.6.4.1  South Africa Manganese Carbonate Market Volume, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (Tons)
             6.6.4.2  South Africa Manganese Carbonate Market Revenue, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Thousand)
      6.6.5  Rest of MEA
             6.6.5.1 Rest of MEA Manganese Carbonate Market Volume, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (Tons)
             6.6.5.2 Rest of MEA Manganese Carbonate Market Revenue, by Application, 2014 – 2023 (US$ Thousand)

Chapter 7 Company Profiles
7.1 All-Chemie Ltd
7.2 Airedale Chemical Company Ltd
7.3 American Elements
7.4 Alfa Aesar  
7.5 Akshar Chemicals 
7.6 Sunrise Enterprise 
7.7 Chemalloy
7.8 GFS Chemicals, Inc.
7.9 Mil-Spec Industries Corporation 
7.10 Zncus Chemical Co., Ltd 

Chapter 8 Primary Research – Key Findings

Manganese carbonate is a water-insoluble source of manganese that can be converted into other manganese compounds such as manganese oxide by calcination. Manganese carbonate occurs naturally as mineral rhodochrosite. It is available in variety of colors such as pink, red, grey, yellow, and brown. In terms of demand, agrochemicals accounts for major share of the global manganese carbonate market. Additionally, manganese carbonate can be used in other value-added applications such as glaze colorants. It can also be employed as a chemical intermediate for synthesis of other chemical compounds. Furthermore, manganese carbonate can be used as a hematinic in the medical industry and as supplement in the food industry.

 

Manganese carbonate ore deposits are commonly found in South Africa, China, Gabon, Ghana, and Brazil. Obtained through underground excavation, these deposits are subjected to the beneficiation technology in order to remove undesirable impurities. The Xialei manganese mine at Daxin, Guangxi, China; and Nsuta manganese mine, Tarkwa, Western Region, Ghana are two of the largest deposits of manganese carbonate ore in the world. The Nsuta manganese mine is owned and operated by Ghana Manganese Company Ltd. (GMC). Majority of manganese carbonate ore from the Nsuta manganese mine is exported to Ukraine, China, and Norway. CITIC Dameng Holdings Limited, an investment holding company, owns and operates the Xialei manganese mine.

This study analyzes, estimates, and forecasts the global manganese carbonate market in terms of volume (Tons) and revenue (US$ Thousand) from 2014 to 2023. Market numbers given in the report describe the global demand for manganese carbonate, but not the production or supply. The manganese carbonate report also analyzes several driving and restraining factors and their impact on the market during the forecast period.

The report provides detailed analysis of the manganese carbonate market by key applications. It segments the market into the following key applications: agrochemicals, glaze colorant, chemical intermediates, and others (food supplement, medical, etc.). The report also segments the market based on major geographies into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa. It further provides volume and revenue for each application segment for each region. This includes 12 unique country-specific analysis.

Based on the application, the report analyzes the attractiveness of each segment with the help of an attractiveness tool. The study includes value chain analysis, which provides a better understanding of key players in the supply chain from raw material manufacturers to end-users. Additionally, the study analyzes market competition through Porter’s Five Forces analysis.

Key market participants profiled in the study include All-Chemie, Ltd, Airedale Chemical Company Limited, American Elements, Alfa Aesar, Akshar Chemicals, Sunrise Enterprise, Chemalloy, GFS Chemicals, Inc., Mil-Spec Industries Corporation, and Zncus Chemical Co., Ltd. Profiles of key participants comprise important parameters such as company overview, financial overview, business strategy, and recent developments.

Primary research represents the majority of our research efforts, supplemented by an extensive secondary research. We reviewed key players’ product literature, annual reports, press releases, and relevant documents for competitive analysis and market understanding. Secondary research also includes a search of technical writing, recent trade, internet sources, and statistical data from government websites, trade associations, and agencies. This has proven to be the most reliable, effective, and fruitful approach for procuring precise market data, recognizing business opportunities, and capturing industry participants’ insights.

Secondary research sources that are referred to include external proprietary databases, company websites, textbooks, financial reports, commentaries, broker reports, annual reports, investor presentations, and relevant patent and regulatory databases, statistical databases, and market reports, news articles, press releases and webcasts specific to the companies operating in the market. Secondary sources referred for this study include the European Union (EU), The International Manganese Institute (IMnI), The United States Geological Survey (USGS), ICIS, and company presentations.

The report segments the global manganese carbonate market as:

Manganese Carbonate Market - Application Analysis

  • Agrochemicals
  • Glaze Colorant
  • Chemical Intermediates
  • Others (Including Food Supplements and Medical)

Manganese Carbonate Market - Regional Analysis

North America

  • U.S.
  • Rest of North America

Europe

  • Spain
  • Italy
  • Germany
  • U.K.
  • France
  • Rest of Europe

Asia Pacific

  • China
  • India
  • ASEAN
  • Rest of Asia Pacific

Latin America

  • Brazil
  • Rest of Latin America

Middle East & Africa

  • GCC countries
  • South Africa
  • Rest of Middle East & Africa