Yunnan Tin posts new profit record

Yunnan Tin Company (YTC) posted record profits over the first half of 2021 on the back of high base metals prices and improved production. With much of the world investing in infrastructure to recover from the economic impacts of the coronavirus (COVID) pandemic, the...

Tighter Chinese market slows tin exports

Chinese exports of refined tin slowed in June as the arbitrage between the Shanghai and London exchanges narrowed. The arbitrage arises from differences in the valuation of tin between the two exchanges. Typically, the Chinese import price – the LME price, minus...

YTC begins switch to new smelter

Yunnan Tin (YTC) is close to achieving full-scale production at its new smelter, it announced in a recent press release.   In 2006, the Chinese government announced environmental reforms that forced smelters within 1 km of residential areas to be relocated. Located in...

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...