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...

Indonesian tin exports rise slightly in April

Indonesian tin exports in April amounted to 6,378 tonnes, 3.8% high than in the previous month but down -7.7% according to preliminary figures released by the trade ministry today. The latest figures are based on pre-shipment checks made by surveying companies and...

Indonesian tin exports robust in Q1

Indonesian tin exports totalled 18,018 tonnes in Q1, up by 3.1% compared to the final quarter of 2016, and up 86% year-on-year. Exports in January, February and March, totalled 6,964 tonnes, 4,911 tonnes and 6,143 tonnes respectively, varying in broad relation to the...

Timah report improved financials for 2016

The Indonesian state tin company, PT Timah, reported a 148% increase in profits to Rp 251.97 billion (~US$18.9 million) in 2016, despite a fall in mine and refined tin production to 24,121 and 23,756 tonnes respectively, according to an official press release by the...