Over 85 years experience in the tin industry

The International Tin Association is the only organisation dedicated to supporting the tin industry and expanding tin use.  A primary goal is to ensure an innovative, competitive, and sustainable supply chain and market for tin.

We are a focal point for discussion and action on important regional and global issues affecting the tin industry, promoting the industry worldwide, providing authority, leadership and voice.

Our Mission Statement

To bring leading companies together to defend and grow markets for tin by exploiting its superior technical properties contributing to sustainable development and improved quality of life.

Delivering the future of tin



Collection and sharing Information with all leading companies.
Providing reliable information on tin applications, sustainability and markets.


Listening to and speaking on behalf of all our members. Supporting tin use through co-operative projects.


Communicating a positive and progressive future for the whole industry


Welcome to the International Tin Association.

Established in 1932 in London, UK our organisation has evolved to recognise a broad range of tin industry issues and expanded activities in areas such as market analysis, technology, sustainability, and regulatory affairs.

Now, as the International Tin Association we represent more than two thirds of global tin production with a significant tin user engagement.

I hope that you enjoy our new website which provides a wealth of information and insight to the world of tin.

The success of International Tin is dependent on the dedication and hard work of our staff, strong support from our members, and our large network of global contacts. I would like to thank you all for your continued support.


David Bishop
Managing Director – International Tin


Tin production directly represented

Years of tin industry leadership

Tonnes refined tin used in 2017

Tin Industry Review 2017

This is the fifth edition of a series of major studies on the tin outlook published by International Tin since 2008. All of the key questions which will determine the outlook for the industry are considered in depth and answered objectively.

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2016 Annual Report

Our 2016 Annual Report covers a year in which the International Tin Association made significant progress in a number of important areas. We continued to work with tin producers to demonstrate leadership in addressing key industry challenges, engage across the supply chain and promote the importance of tin.

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