YTC announce smelter maintenance

The world’s largest refined tin producer, Yunnan Tin Co. (YTC), has announced that its Ausmelt smelter will enter scheduled maintenance starting from 21 October. In 2018, YTC produced some 78,000 tonnes of refined tin, making it the world’s largest refined...

Asia Tin Week: Medium-term tin market future is positive

ITA held its annual Asia Tin Week event in September, located this year in the city of Xi’an, China. Over 250 delegates gathered at the event to discuss the tin market as well as future applications and sources of tin. The occasion also celebrated the tenth...

Potential YTC – Minmetals merger announced

According to local sources, the Yunnan provincial government and China Minmetals are set to finalise a deal that will deepen the ties between the two organisations. This could result in China Minmetals becoming the majority shareholder of the Yunnan Tin Group...

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...

YTC’s smelter maintenance to constrain Chinese supply

Yunnan Tin Company (YTC) has announced that refined tin production will cease from 11 November 2018 while it carries out maintenance on its smelter in Gejiu, Yunnan for a period of up to 50 days. The smelter maintenance period is equivalent to 9,000 tonnes of refined...

Positive outlook for China’s tin market

Representatives of Yunnan Tin Company (YTC) and Shanghai Futures Exchange (SHFE) presented a positive outlook for China’s tin industry at the International Tin Conference in Budapest in April. Consumption prospects are positive and better access for foreign...

YTC announces planned smelter maintenance

Yunnan Tin Company Limited (YTC) has announced it will cease production to undertake maintenance of its smelter in Gejiu for a period of 41 days starting on 31 August. The company does not expect the planned production halt to have a significant influence on its...

YTC warns on first half losses

In a statement filed with the Shenzhen Stock Exchange last week Yunnan Tin Company said it expected to report a net loss of RMB 555 – 565 million yuan (some US$ 90 million) in the first half of 2015 due to adverse market conditions and write-downs of asset values....

Yunnan Tin maintenance shutdown

Yunnan Tin Company began a 35 day regular maintenance shutdown of its main smelter at Gejiu, Yunnan province on Sunday. “The maintenance will not have any impact on products other than tin ingots. It will also have a relatively small impact on company’s...