China tin concentrate imports exceed expectations in August

According to the latest China Customs figures, Tin contained in imported concentrate in August totalled an estimated 6,000 tonnes, with 5,600 tonnes from Myanmar, up 22% month-on-month and 11% year-on-year. Gross imports of tin concentrate by China totalled 23,171...

Myanmar tin shipments drop to lower levels

The tin content of Myanmar ore and concentrate shipments to China in June and July was estimated by the International Tin Association (ITA) at 4,300 tonnes and 3,700 tonnes respectively, down 19% and 38% year-on-year. The estimated tin content of Myanmar shipments...

Tin output from Inner Mongolia set to expand

A visit to tin operations in the Inner Mongolia region of China by ITA staff at the end of May 2018 has revealed that mine production in the province may reach 17,400 tpy in the next five years, up from 6,500 tonnes in 2017. Inner Mongolia is currently the...

LME approves YUNXIANG brand listing

On May 25th the London Metal Exchange (LME) announced the approval of the YUNXIANG tin brand as a listed LME brand, making it deliverable against the LME Tin contract. The YUNXIANG brand is produced by Gejiu Kaimeng Industry and Trade Co., Ltd., a Chinese tin smelter...

China’s refined tin output up 8% in early 2018

China’s refined tin production totalled 56,800 tonnes between January and April 2018, up by 8% compared to the same period of last year, according to a recent survey carried out by the International Tin Association. The increase in refined production from January to...

Positive outlook for China’s tin market

Representatives of Yunnan Tin Company (YTC) and Shanghai Futures Exchange (SHFE) presented a positive outlook for China’s tin industry at the International Tin Conference in Budapest in April. Consumption prospects are positive and better access for foreign...

China ore imports fall sharply in February

According to the latest customs statistics, China’s tin ore and concentrate imports in February 2018 totalled 19,561 tonnes. 19,488 tonnes was imported from Myanmar with an estimated tin content of 4,900 tonnes, less than half of January levels. The estimated tin...

China ore imports remain strong in January

China imports of tin ores and concentrates totalled 44,798 tonnes in January with 44,298 tonnes from Myanmar, according to the latest official customs statistics. The estimated tin content of shipments from Myanmar in January was 11,100 tonnes, only 200 tonnes less...

China ore imports hit December high

According to the latest customs statistics, China’s tin ore and concentrates imports in December 2017 totalled 45,295 tonnes, 45,020 tonnes of which originated from Myanmar. We estimate that the tin content of shipments from Myanmar in December was 11,300...

China ore imports hit 2017 highs in November

According to the latest customs statistics, China’s tin ores and concentrates imports in November 2017 totalled 30,481 tonnes, with 30,274 tonnes from Myanmar. We estimate that the tin content of ores and concentrates from Myanmar in November was 7,300 tonnes,...