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Mixed outlook for China’s tin production

Post By: Tom Mulqueen on Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Speakers at ITRI's 2017 Asia Tin Week in Kunming in September presented different perspectives on the medium-term outlook for China's tin production, with production expected to remain static or decline slightly in the coming years.

John Johnson, CEO of CRU China, outlined how China's 'One Belt One Road (OBOR)' policy is intended to support the export of commodities in domestic surpluses, such as refined tin, and to import or invest in commodities in deficit such as tin concentrate. John...

ITRI survey shows recovery in tin use in 2017

Post By: Tom Mulqueen on Wednesday, 20 September 2017

ITRI's thirteenth annual survey of tin users gathered data from tin users worldwide between June and August 2017. ITRI analyst Tom Mulqueen commented: "latest reports suggest tin usage in chemicals and tinplate in China has been stronger than indicated by our survey results. If this is sustained then it is possible we could see global refined tin consumption growth of around 2% in 2017"

136 companies took part; accounting for some 46% of estimated global refined tin use in...

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