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 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...

Exchanges outline new tin contract developments

Speakers from the Shanghai Futures Exchange (SHFE) and the Indonesian Commodity and Derivatives Exchange (ICDX) both outlined upcoming changes to their respective tin contracts in presentations at ITRI’s 2017 Asia Tin Week in Kunming last week. Dr. Zhang...

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...

Future of China’s tin export duty uncertain

China’s 10% duty levied on refined tin exports has not been referenced in the country’s recently released 2017 Exports Commodities Tax Rates Table, leading many experts to conclude that the duty has been scrapped altogether, although no official...

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 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...

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...