JFE Steel to consolidate tinplate lines

Japanese tinplate producer JFE Steel will close one of its tinplate lines by March 2020, according to parent company JFE Holdings. Production will consolidated into its operations in the Fukuyama district. As part of plans to increase its competitiveness, JFE Steel...

Japan imports up in 2012

Japan’s imports of refined tin rose by 1.6% to 27,096 tonnes last year, recovering slightly after a sharp fall in 2011. Indonesian tin increased its share of the Japanese market in 2012 to 54.9%, according to an analysis by trade house Mitsubishi Corporation...