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...

PT Timah break ground on smelter upgrades

PT Timah, the world’s second largest tin producer, broke ground on the construction of its new smelter today, 30 January 2020. The smelter will use Ausmelt technology and will have a capacity of some 40,000 tonnes. The company estimates that the new smelter will...

PT TIMAH confirm export cuts

Indonesian state-owned tin producer PT TIMAH has reaffirmed its plan to reduce refined tin exports by 2,000 tonnes per month after having announced the plan in September in response to low tin prices. Speaking to Indonesian news agency ANTARA on Friday 4 October,...

Asia Tin Week: Medium-term tin market future is positive

ITA held its annual Asia Tin Week event in September, located this year in the city of Xi’an, China. Over 250 delegates gathered at the event to discuss the tin market as well as future applications and sources of tin. The occasion also celebrated the tenth...

JFX launches physical tin contract

The Indonesian-based Jakarta Futures Exchange (JFX) has launched a new physical tin contract, which has been backed by the country’s major producer, PT Timah. The JFX initially aimed to bring a physical tin contract to the market in 2013, but this was delayed,...

PT TIMAH production rises in Q3

PT TIMAH, the Indonesian state-run tin producer, has released its most recent quarterly statistics, detailing results for the first nine months of the year. Refined tin production in Q3 has seen a quarter-on-quarter increase of 27%, up to 8,898 tonnes, despite being...

PT TIMAH production recovers in Q2

The Indonesian state-run tin producer, PT TIMAH, has released its results for the second quarter of 2018, which reveal a 31% quarter-on-quarter increase in refined tin production to 7,005 tonnes, although this represented a 12% decline compared to the same period of...

Outotec to deliver Ausmelt for TIMAH

Indonesian state tin producer, PT TIMAH, has agreed to a deal for the design and delivery of a new tin smelter with Finnish firm, Outotec, based on their Ausmelt Furnace technology. The delivery of the furnace is expected to take two years, with completion targeted by...

PT TIMAH production falls significantly in Q1

The Indonesian state-run tin producer, PT TIMAH, has released its results for the first quarter of 2018 which reveal a 23% year-on-year decline in refined tin production to 5,361 tonnes, the lowest quarterly output since Q1 2016. Production of tin ore by the company...

PT TIMAH production rebounds in 2017

The Indonesian state-owned tin producer, PT TIMAH, has released its 2017 results which reveal that tin-in-concentrate production from mining operations rose 29% to 31,178 tonnes, while refined tin production increased 27% year-on-year to 30,249 tonnes. The increased...