PT TIMAH production falls significantly in Q1

The Indonesian state-run tin producer, PT TIMAH, has released its results for the first quarter of 2018 which reveal a 23% year-on-year decline in refined tin production to 5,361 tonnes, the lowest quarterly output since Q1 2016. Production of tin ore by the company...

Export license rule change restricts Indonesian shipments

Changing rules regarding the granting of export permits for Indonesian tin producers have restricted shipments of refined tin since early March. Customs data revealed shipments fell to 5,469 tonnes in March, down from 7,207 tonnes in February, while Indonesian...

PT TIMAH production rebounds in 2017

The Indonesian state-owned tin producer, PT TIMAH, has released its 2017 results which reveal that tin-in-concentrate production from mining operations rose 29% to 31,178 tonnes, while refined tin production increased 27% year-on-year to 30,249 tonnes. The increased...

Indonesian tin exports end 2017 strong

Indonesian tin exports in December totalled 7,056 tonnes according to preliminary figures released by the trade ministry this week, down 11% month-on-month but up 17% year-on-year. 22,610 tonnes of tin was shipped from Indonesia in Q4, up 29% year-on-year and the...

PT Timah maintains strong performance in Q3

State-owned Indonesian tin producer, PT Timah, has reported refined tin production of 7,932 tonnes for Q3 2017, effectively unchanged from Q2, but up 22.5% year-on-year. Mined tin output fell 7.5% to 7,776 tonnes from the previous quarter, but was up 13.3% on the...

PT Timah excels in H1

The Indonesian state-owned tin producer, PT Timah, has announced a 57% year-on-year increase in refined tin production to 14,905 tonnes in the first half of 2017, with Q2 refined tin output at its highest level since Q4 2014 at 7,942 tonnes. The increase in refined...

Indonesian governor imposes tin licence moratorium.

The Governor of Bangka Belitung, Erzaldi Rosman Djohan, has announced a moratorium on issuance and renewal of tin mining licences in the Indonesian province, asserting the need to address damage to the environment from illegal mining as well as illegal exportation of...

PT Timah reports strong Q1 performance

Integrated Indonesian tin producer, PT Timah, has reported a strong first quarter for production, with mine output up 125% year-on-year to 7,675 tonnes in 2017 and refined production up 65% to 6,963 tonnes. The company reported in a press release that the increase was...

LME approves MSP brand listing

On June 8th the London Metal Exchange (LME) announced the approval of Indonesian tin smelter Mitra Stania Prima (MSP) as a listed LME brand, making it deliverable against the LME Tin Contract. MSP’s smelter is based on the island of Bangka in Indonesia, with an...

Indonesian tin exports robust in May

Indonesian tin exports in May amounted to 6,989 tonnes, up 30% year-on-year and up 10% compared to April, according to preliminary figures released by the trade ministry earlier this week. This brings the total for 2017 so far to 31,385 tonnes, up 43% compared to the...