YTC comes out top in difficult year for tin producers

2020 was a difficult year for tin producers. In many countries, the spread of the coronavirus saw lockdown measures that closed smelters and halted production. In total, ITA estimates that 327,200 tonnes of refined tin were produced in 2020. This was a nearly 8% drop...

Fires lit at Yunnan Tin’s new smelter

Yunnan Tin, one of the world’s most significant refined tin producers – and China’s largest – began commissioning its new smelter last Thursday. In July 2013, the company announced that it would move its main smelting facility from the centre...

PT Timah becomes top tin producer

This year saw some significant changes to the ‘top ten’ producers table, with PT Timah replacing Yunnan Tin Co. as the world’s largest producer of refined tin. The International Tin Association compiles data on the world’s refined tin producers, presented...

YTC-Minmetals merger falls through

China Minmetals will no longer take over Yunnan Tin Group (YTG), which owns the world’s largest tin producer Yunnan Tin Co. (YTC), according to a report to the Shenzhen Stock Exchange on Monday.   YTG announced greater cooperation between its major shareholder,...

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...

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...

YTC announce Dulong expansion

The Yunnan Tin Company has approved a Yuan 2.6 billion (US$375 million) investment plan to expand production from the Wenshan Dulong zinc-indium-tin-copper mine by some 70%, it was reported in a statement filed with the Shenzhen Stock Exchange on January 11. The...

Yunnan Tin back in black

Yunnan Tin Co. Ltd., the listed arm of the Yunnan Tin Group, reported a first half net loss of RMB 41.3 million (US$6.04 million), much improved on an earlier forecast of a loss of up to RMB 110 million for the period. After a first quarter loss of RMB 112 million,...

Yunnan Tin in $634m share sale to fund copper, lead projects

Yunnan Tin Co plans to raise up to 4.08 billion yuan ($634 million) in an A-share offering to undisclosed investors to finance its plans to acquire mining assets and expand copper and lead smelting capacities. Yunnan Tin plans to use 1.135 billion yuan of the proceeds...

Yunnan Tin reports slump in first half profit

Yunnan Tin Company reported a net profit of RMB 77.1 million (US$12.1 million) for the first half of 2012, down 78% year-on-year. In the period its operating revenue slid 12% from the same period last year to RMB 5.62 billion ($885 million). While there was an...