Indonesian exports up in July

Indonesia’s trade ministry released preliminary export data for July yesterday, based on pre-shipment checks made by surveying companies. The tonnage checked was 7,645.2 tonnes, up by 18% compared to July 2013. In a statement e-mailed to news agencies the...

Revised Indonesian export rule to take effect on 1 November

Indonesia’s trade ministry announced on Friday that a long-awaited change in export regulation 32/2013 will come into force from the start of November, and includes tighter controls on sales of non-ingot products. The original regulation required that all tin...

Indonesian data diverges

Latest tin data released by Indonesia’s trade ministry on 10 July, the day after the country’s presidential election shocked many industry participants and observers. The total tonnage of tin checked by surveyors prior to shipment amounted to 12,377...

China tin trade patterns little changed in May

China continues to be a net exporter of tin metal (mainly in the form of duty-free tin products) and a big buyer of concentrates from Myanmar, according to latest customs figures. China imported 645 tonnes refined tin in May, down by 51% y-o-y, but a 59% rise compared...

Solder to get permanent exemption from Indonesian export rule

Indonesia plans to reverse a rule that would have forced all tin solder exports to trade on a local exchange from January next year, Reuters reported. In a bid to halt illegal mining and give Indonesia greater control over prices, a regulation last August forced all...

Indonesian exports surge in May

Preliminary data released by the trade ministry today shows that the tonnage of tin checked prior to export in May more than doubled compared to April and was up by 25% compared to May 2013. The total tonnage was 12,778.8 tonnes, comprising 11,540.3 tonnes of ingots,...

China refined tin trade reflects local surplus

Although it is not immediately clear from the customs data, it looks like an over-supplied local market and a low domestic price relative to the LME has turned China into a net exporter of tin metal in the first four months of 2014, although it remains a large...

China trade volumes recovered in March

China’s refined tin imports in March amounted to 889 tonnes, down by 45% on March 2013. However, the volume is up by 323% comparing to February and this is a rebound from lower volumes over the last seven months. The rise was attributed to a general industry...

Another low month for Indonesian exports

Provisional data released today by the Indonesian trade ministry shows refined tin exports of 5,848 tonnes in March, down by 37% compared to March 2013. The first quarter tonnage for this year, based on pre-shipment checks by surveyors, amounted to only 16,458 tonnes,...

Tighter controls on Indonesian solder exports planned

Indonesia plans to tighten controls on tin solder exports by controlling the size of solder wire allowed for sales overseas, the Director General of Foreign Trade at the country’s trade ministry Bachrul Chairi told Bloomberg on Friday. Over the last six months...