Yunnan stockpiling unlikely to affect tin market

Last week, the Yunnan government announced that it would offer incentives for producers in the province to stockpile up to 40,000 tonnes of tin. The stockpiling efforts were initially announced back in April, although only the total for all base metals was announced –...

South Korea makes second 2016 stockpile purchase

South Korea’s Public Procurement Service (PPS) have purchased 100 tonnes of Malaysian tin from the Sanji Corporation for delivery in September at a c.i.f. premium to the LME price of $490, Reuters reported earlier today. This is the second purchase made by the...

Korea makes second stockpile purchase

South Korea’s Public Procurement Service (PPS) announced that it had bought 300 tonnes of refined tin through a May 25 tender, the second purchase of tin it has made this year. The contract for the supply of 99.85% tin was awarded to Hanwha Corporation at a...

US may resume tin stockpile sales in 2013

The US Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) could potentially resume disposals of small quantities of tin from 2013, American Metal Market reported. The National Defense Stockpile Market Committee has called for market comment on the impact of DLA Strategic Materials’...