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...

Vinto output declines in 2018

Production at the Vinto tin smelter, owned by Bolivian state mining company Comibol, fell 10% from 12,637 tonnes in 2017 to 11,369 tonnes in 2018. This marks the second year of decline after output decreased from 13,038 tonnes in 2016. Production declines in 2017 were...

Bolivian production stable in Q1

Bolivia’s tin output remained fairly stable in the first quarter of 2018, according to official government statistics, with the output of refined tin up 1.3% year-on-year to 3,858 tonnes and tin mine production effectively unchanged at 4,375 tonnes. Refined tin...

Vinto output falls in 2017

The Bolivian state-owned smelter, Empresa Metalúrgica Vinto, has revealed that refined tin production fell by 3.1% year-on-year to 12,637 tonnes in 2017, although revenues increased by 11% to some US$ 255 million, according to local sources. We believe that the small...

Bolivia reports weaker tin output in Q1

Official statistics from the Bolivian Ministry of Minerals and Metals reveal a year-on-year fall in both mine and refined tin production in the country in the first quarter of 2017, with mine output falling 6.7% to 4,381 tonnes and refined metal production falling...

Vinto output rises in 2016

Bolivia’s state-owned tin smelter, Empresa Metalúrgica Vinto (EMV), has reported increased refined production of 13,111t during 2016, up 8.3% compared to the previous year, according to local news sources. The figure was reported by EMV’s CEO, Ramiro...

Vinto sees record production in 2015

The Bolivian, state owned, Vinto Metallurgical Company (EMV) has reported production of 12,106 tonnes of refined tin in 2015, its highest in 20 years, according to local news sources. The smelters 2015 production exceeded a target of 11,300 tonnes and represents a...

Vinto records high profits as Ausmelt testing continues

Bolivian tin smelter, Vinto Metallurgical Company (EMV), announced profits of US$ 3.5 million in the first half of 2015 and also outlined progress on testing of its new Ausmelt furnace, local sources report. The first half revenues were reported on Tuesday by EMV...