China’s refined tin output up 8% in early 2018

China’s refined tin production totalled 56,800 tonnes between January and April 2018, up by 8% compared to the same period of last year, according to a recent survey carried out by the International Tin Association. The increase in refined production from January to...

China ore imports fall sharply in February

According to the latest customs statistics, China’s tin ore and concentrate imports in February 2018 totalled 19,561 tonnes. 19,488 tonnes was imported from Myanmar with an estimated tin content of 4,900 tonnes, less than half of January levels. The estimated tin...

China ore imports remain strong in January

China imports of tin ores and concentrates totalled 44,798 tonnes in January with 44,298 tonnes from Myanmar, according to the latest official customs statistics. The estimated tin content of shipments from Myanmar in January was 11,100 tonnes, only 200 tonnes less...

China ore imports hit December high

According to the latest customs statistics, China’s tin ore and concentrates imports in December 2017 totalled 45,295 tonnes, 45,020 tonnes of which originated from Myanmar. We estimate that the tin content of shipments from Myanmar in December was 11,300...

China ore imports hit 2017 highs in November

According to the latest customs statistics, China’s tin ores and concentrates imports in November 2017 totalled 30,481 tonnes, with 30,274 tonnes from Myanmar. We estimate that the tin content of ores and concentrates from Myanmar in November was 7,300 tonnes,...

China ore imports fall sharply in October

China imports of tin ores and concentrates from Myanmar totalled 12,919 tonnes (gross weight) in October, according to the latest official customs statistics, with an estimated tin content of 3,100 tonnes, down 38% from September and 44% year-on-year. From January to...

China ore imports strong in September

China imports of tin ores and concentrates from Myanmar totalled 20,818 tonnes (gross weight) in September, according to the latest official customs statistics, with an estimated tin content of 5,000 tonnes, up 9% from August, almost three times higher than September...

China ore imports fall less than expected in June

Imports of tin concentrate by China from Myanmar fell by 34% from May to 22,260 tonnes in June according to the latest China customs statistics, with an estimated tin content of some 5,500 tonnes, down 20%. Estimated Chinese tin ore imports (metal content) from all...

China tin concentrate imports see large May increase

Chinese tin ore and concentrate imports in May totalled 34,077 tonnes in gross weight, up 49% compared to April, but down 16% year-on-year according to the latest official data. Nearly 99% of the reported imports in May were from Myanmar, with tin contained in the...

Myanmar tin exports stabilise in April

Latest official China customs statistics reveal that April imports of tin ore and concentrate from Myanmar totalled 22,808 tonnes (gross weight), up 14% from March, but down 51% year-on-year. The decline in gross weight of tin imports since last year is partially a...