Indonesian tin exports low in November

Indonesian tin exports in November amounted to 4,892 tonnes, some 25% lower than in the previous month, according to preliminary figures released by the trade ministry today. The cumulative tonnage for the first eleven months of the year is 57,508 tonnes, down by 18%...

South Korea adds to stockpile purchases

South Korea’s Public Procurement Service bought 200 tonnes of refined tin by tender on 26 October, bringing its total purchases to 700 tonnes in 2016, well down on typical levels of some 2,000 tpy in recent years. The PPS bought 100t of Indonesian metal via...

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...

Four China smelters stay closed into September

While most tin smelters in Yunnan, Guangxi and Jiangxi provinces have re-opened recently, four plants which account for 18% of national production will remain idle for up to 40 days. Two new plant closures are reported in provinces other than those affected by the...

Myanmar tin exports fall slightly in June

Latest China customs data released yesterday shows imports of tin ore and concentrates at 39,044 tonnes (gross weight) in June, of which 38,936 tonnes originated in Myanmar. The June total was down 4% on the previous month’s figure, but up by 58% compared to...

EU and US challenge China export duties on tin and other materials

The EU this week launched a challenge at the World Trade Organization (WTO) to China’s export duties on tin and other raw materials, following a very similar move by the USA last week. The US trade enforcement action against China sought the elimination of...

Strong month for Indonesian exports

Preliminary data released by Indonesia’s trade ministry today put June exports of refined tin at 7,652 tonnes, down by 8% compared to June 2015 but up by 42% compared to May. This is the biggest monthly total so far in 2016 and is also significantly higher than...

Third Korea tin tender announced

South Korea’s Public Procurement Service has announced its third tender this year for refined tin, Reuters reported. The agency is seeking 100 tonnes of 99.9% tin and 100 tonnes of 99.85% tin for arrival in Incheon port in October and November. The PPS is also...

China’s ore imports strong but steady in May

Latest China customs data released yesterday shows imports of tin ore and concentrates at 40,575 tonnes gross weight in May, or an estimated 4,800 t contained tin. The May total was down 13% on the previous month’s figure, but up by 87% compared to May 2015. In...

Indonesian tin shipments slip in May

Official figures released on Monday by the Indonesian trade ministry reveal a 22% month-on-month fall in tin shipments to 5,378 t in May. The figure is just short of the quantity of tin traded on the Indonesian Commodity and Derivatives Exchange (ICDX), which fell by...