South ’s Public Procurement Service () said on 13 November that it had bought 100 tonnes of for December arrival, adding to the 200 tonnes it had also purchased via a tender the previous week. At the first tender, which closed on 4 November, the PPS bought two parcels of 100t of standard grade low lead (400ppm) tin from Daewoo International at of $364 and $384/t to the c.i.f. Incheon, while at last week’s re-issued tender it bought high grade 99.9% tin at a premium of $580/t from LG International.

Cumulative purchases in this year to date now amount to 1,700 tonnes. The PPS is a state organisation providing a purchasing and stockpiling service for small and medium sized enterprises in Korea, and maintains a of around 3,000 tonnes.