YTC comes out top in difficult year for tin producers

2020 was a difficult year for tin producers. In many countries, the spread of the coronavirus saw lockdown measures that closed smelters and halted production. In total, ITA estimates that 327,200 tonnes of refined tin were produced in 2020. This was a nearly 8% drop...

Minsur results recover from COVID impact

The latest quarterly report from Minsur indicates that the company quickly recovered from the impact of the coronavirus, which closed its operations in the second quarter. The report for the third quarter of 2020 indicates that tin production at San Rafael, the...

Minsur reveals extent of COVID impact

Minsur felt the full impact of COVID-19 during the second quarter, its recent earnings report revealed, with tin production falling over 35%. Combined with lower gold and ferro-alloy output, this saw the company’s revenue fall by some 45%. During the quarter,...

Minsur results positive despite COVID closures

Major tin miner and refiner Minsur has released its results for the first quarter of 2020. The results indicate a relatively positive quarter, despite closures to its Peruvian operations at the end of the period. Ore treatment at the San Rafael-Pisco unit in Peru fell...

COVID-19: Taboca suspends mine and smelter

Taboca, Minsur’s Brazilian subsidiary, has suspended operations due to coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns. Taboca suspended operations at both its Pitinga mine and São Paulo-based smelter on 25 March, conceding collective vacations to its employees. The move came...

Top 10 refined tin producers increase production by 2%

ITA reports that four of this year’s top 10 refined tin producers saw an increase in production in 2018, including three of the five biggest companies. In China, production changes were split, although the world’s largest refined tin producer, YTC, saw an...