PT Timah becomes top tin producer

This year saw some significant changes to the ‘top ten’ producers table, with PT Timah replacing Yunnan Tin Co. as the world’s largest producer of refined tin. The International Tin Association compiles data on the world’s refined tin producers, presented...

EU to probe Metallo/Aurubis merger

European antitrust regulators are to investigate the acquisition of Metallo Group, the Belgian and Spain-based tin recycler, by Aurubis on the basis that the merged entity “could hold a dominant position in the procurement of copper scrap for refining”,...

Top 10 refined tin producers increase production by 2%

ITA reports that four of this year’s top 10 refined tin producers saw an increase in production in 2018, including three of the five biggest companies. In China, production changes were split, although the world’s largest refined tin producer, YTC, saw an...