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...

Myanmar ore exports continue year-on-year decline

Latest official China customs statistics reveal that March imports of tin ore and concentrate from Myanmar totalled 20,058 tonnes (gross weight), up 132% from February, but down 58% year-on-year. There has been an obvious decline in shipments from Myanmar in the first...

Myanmar shipments hit seasonal low

Latest official customs statistics released by China last week report February imports of tin ore and concentrate from Myanmar totalled 8,641 tonnes (gross weight), unchanged from February 2016, but down 72% compared to January. The latest data is unsurprising, as it...

Myanmar peace process meeting delayed

The second meeting of Aung San Suu Kyi’s 21st Century Panglong peace process, which was originally scheduled for mid-February, appears to have been postponed and is not expected to be held until mid-March at the earliest. The peace process has been closely...

China tin trade subdued in January

Latest official customs statistics released by China last week showed that the country’s tin ore and concentrate imports from Myanmar fell by 57% year-on-year to 31,359 tonnes (gross weight) in January, predominantly due an earlier Chinese Spring Festival...

China ore and metal imports both up in December

China customs data released yesterday shows a rise in tin ore, concentrate and metal imports last month. The gross weight of ore and concentrate imports in December was 46,538 tonnes (estimated 5,400t contained tin), up by 5% compared to December 2015, while tin metal...

UWSA given deadline to withdraw troops

The Myanmar army has ordered the United Wa State Army (UWSA) to withdraw all its troops from territory normally under the control of the National Democratic Alliance Army (NDAA, Mongla Group) before a deadline of 24th October 2016. Tensions arose between the UWSA and...

Rainy season hits Myanmar ore exports

Customs figures released earlier today show that the gross weight of China’s tin ore and concentrate imports in September totalled 17,802 tonnes (estimated at 2,100t contained tin), up 75% year-on-year but equal to less than half of the August total. 98% of...

China provide support for the Myanmar peace process

China’s Special Envoy on Asian Affairs, Sun Guoxiang, met with ethnic non-state armed groups based along the Myanmar-China border this week, encouraging them to take part in the ’21st Century Panglong’ peace conference which is set to begin on 31st...