China refined tin imports increase eight-fold

Imports of refined tin metal into China increased eight-fold during the country’s quarantine to stop the spread of COVID-19. The outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) forced the Chinese government to quarantine the country, halting the majority of...

Chinese tin industry optimistic despite coronavirus

With the spread of the novel coronavirus beginning to peak, the effect on the tin market is becoming clearer. Here we present the results of our snap survey of tin producers and consumers in China. Upstream The second week of February usually sees smelters return to...

Chinese export window closes as ore imports continue decline

China’s import of tin concentrate continued to fall in May relative to last year as mine production in Myanmar continues to decline, while refined tin exports also fell due to a shrinking arbitrage between the Shanghai and London-based metals exchanges. Customs...

China refined tin exports rise despite restricted Myanmar supply

According to the latest customs statistics, China’s tin ore and concentrate imports in March 2019 totalled 13,056 tonnes, of which 92% originated from Myanmar. We estimate that the tin content of shipments from Myanmar in March was 3,100 tonnes, up 244% month-on-month...

Myanmar: January ore shipments down 36% year-on-year

China’s imports of tin ores and concentrates totalled 30,719 tonnes in January, with 29,389 tonnes from Myanmar, according to the latest official customs statistics. The estimated tin content of shipments from Myanmar in January was 7,100 tonnes, up 48%...

December Myanmar ore shipments down sharply year-on-year

According to the latest customs statistics, China’s tin ore and concentrate imports in December 2018 totalled 18,162 tonnes, 17,667 tonnes of which originated from Myanmar. We estimate that the tin content of shipments from Myanmar in December was 4,800 tonnes, up 20%...

Myanmar ore shipments remain at low levels

According to the latest Customs data, China 17,884 tonnes of tin ore and concentrate in November 2018, 17,398 tonnes of which was imported from Myanmar. The tin content of ore imports from Myanmar was estimated at some 4,000 tonnes in November, down 45% from a year...

China’s tin imports fall month-on-month in October

According to the latest customs data, China imported 13,768 tons of tin ore and concentrate (gross weight) in October 2018, of which 13,387 tons were imported from Myanmar. The tin content of shipments from Myanmar was estimated at 3,300 tons in October, down 11% from...

China ore imports fall sharply in September

According to the latest official China customs data, China imported a gross total of 15,243 tonnes of tin ore and concentrate in September 2018, of which 14,695 tonnes was imported from Myanmar with an estimated tin content of 3,700 tonnes, down by 26% both...