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Vinto output falls in 2017

Post By: Tom Mulqueen on Tuesday, 16 January 2018

The Bolivian state-owned smelter, Empresa Metalúrgica Vinto, has revealed that refined tin production fell by 3.1% year-on-year to 12,637 tonnes in 2017, although revenues increased by 11% to some US$ 255 million, according to local sources.

We believe that the small decline in production last year was likely a result of disruption related to a month-long maintenance shutdown at the Vinto smelter in July to replace the brick lining inside its Ausmelt furnace. Official production in the first of...

Indonesian tin exports end 2017 strong.

Post By: Tom Mulqueen on Tuesday, 09 January 2018

Indonesian tin exports in December totalled 7,056 tonnes according to preliminary figures released by the trade ministry this week, down 11% month-on-month but up 17% year-on-year. 22,610 tonnes of tin was shipped from Indonesia in Q4, up 29% year-on-year and the highest quarterly total since Q2 2014.

The December latest figures are based on pre-shipment checks made by surveying companies and include 9 tonnes of tin solder as well as refined metal ingots. Total shipments for 2017 amounted to...

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