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  • Myanmar tin exports fall slightly in June

    by: Tom Mulqueen, on Monday, 25 July 2016

    Latest China customs data released yesterday shows imports of tin ore and concentrates at 39,044 tonnes (gross weight) in June, of which 38,936 tonnes originated in Myanmar. The June total was down 4% on the previous month's figure, but up by 58% compared to June 2015. In the first half of this year, tin ore and concentrate exports from Myanmar into China totalled 254,120 tonnes, up 88% on the same period of 2015, containing close to an estimated 30,000...

  • Consolidated Tin enters voluntary administration

    by: Tom Mulqueen, on Thursday, 21 July 2016

    Tin explorer, Consolidated Tin Mines (CSD), entered voluntary administration on Tuesday following critical delays to discussions surrounding its working capital requirements and funding options. The company owns the Mount Garnet tin project and Surveyor base metal mine in North Queensland, Australia, from which it had been producing zinc, copper and lead.

    The company ended the first quarter of 2016 with a $A 311,000 cash flow deficiency and remaining cash of just $A 53,000, following which it was forced to cease mining...

  • Strong month for Indonesian exports

    by: Peter Kettle, on Wednesday, 20 July 2016

    Preliminary data released by Indonesia's trade ministry today put June exports of refined tin at 7,652 tonnes, down by 8% compared to June 2015 but up by 42% compared to May. This is the biggest monthly total so far in 2016 and is also significantly higher than reported sales through the ICDX last month. June ICDX turnover was 1,256 lots, or 6,280 tonnes. The trade industry figures are based on pre-shipment checks carried out by surveyor companies and may...

  • EU and US challenge China export duties on tin and other materials

    by: Peter Kettle, on Tuesday, 19 July 2016

    The EU this week launched a challenge at the World Trade Organization (WTO) to China's export duties on tin and other raw materials, following a very similar move by the USA last week. The US trade enforcement action against China sought the elimination of China's export duties on nine different raw materials (antimony, cobalt, copper, graphite, lead, magnesia, talc, tantalum and tin). Current duties range from 5 – 20%, with refined tin subject to a 10% rate introduced at...

  • China Tin halts production for one month

    by: Peter Kettle, on Tuesday, 19 July 2016

    China Tin Group has started a maintenance shutdown of its Ausmelt furnace from 15 July to 15 August. The smelter is located in Laibin City, Guangxi province. There will be no refined tin production during the maintenance.

    The Ausmelt furnace was put into operation in March 2013, and has a current capacity of 25,000 tonnes annually. China Tin is the third largest smelter in China and seventh in the world. Its 2015 refined tin production was 11,000 tonnes. The...

  • Reports describe Bisie, DRC stock clearance process and outcomes

    by: Josephine St. John, on Monday, 18 July 2016

    Due to various factors, significant quantities of cassiterite from Bisié, Walikale Territory, North Kivu, DRC which was mined from artisanal pits primarily over the period 2011-2015 was stocked in the nearby area, and to a lesser extent in local trading towns. Potential solutions to manage the stock through a process to enable due diligence, risk assessment and mitigation were discussed by stakeholders, and in mid-2015, iTSCi and CFSI began coordinating requirements.

    The process of clearing stock started in...

  • Shareholder reports fall in Renison H1 production

    by: Peter Kettle, on Wednesday, 13 July 2016

    Shareholder L'Sea Resources International reported that tin-in-concentrate production at the Renison mine in Tasmania in January-June 2016 fell by 13.8% year-on-year to 2,829 tonnes. The unaudited figures were included in a release to the Hong Kong stock exchange yesterday. Production in June was reported at 445 tonnes, down 16.7% compared to June 2015, but showing some recovery from very low levels recorded in April (335 tonnes) and May (372 tonnes).

    L'Sea Resources owns 41% of the Bluestone Mines Tasmania...