Tin consumption exceeds expectations in 2018

Tin consumption in 2018 was stronger than previously anticipated, according to year-end data. Despite a positive start to the year, expectations were revised downwards following the US-China trade tensions and poor macroeconomic data. However, based on the most recent...

Insight on tin use in glass production

Tin use in float glass production totalled some 3,900 tonnes in China and 7,100 tonnes worldwide in 2016, according to estimates by Hou Yinglan from the Zhangzhou Kibing Glass company, who presented at ITRI’s Asia Tin Week in Kunming. Tin is used in the...

ITRI Survey shows tin use stable to slightly stronger in 2016

ITRI’s twelfth annual survey of tin users gathered data from tin users worldwide between June and August 2016. ITRI analyst Peter Kettle commented: “Generally companies appear a little more optimistic about sales in 2016 than they were at the time of a snap survey...