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Will Nigeria top African tin producers in 2017?

Post By: Tom Mulqueen on Thursday, 10 August 2017

Nigeria has emerged as a rapidly growing source of tin-in-concentrate in 2017, with tin ore exports in the first four months of this year as totals of importing country data at 2,967 tonnes (gross weight) or an estimated 2,000 t of tin contained based on a 67% average tin content, almost three times the amount of metal compared to the equivalent period of 2016.

Anecdotal evidence from local news sources suggests the number of miners working at sites on...

China ore imports fall less than expected in June

Post By: Tom Mulqueen on Wednesday, 02 August 2017

Imports of tin concentrate by China from Myanmar fell by 34% from May to 22,260 tonnes in June according to the latest China customs statistics, with an estimated tin content of some 5,500 tonnes, down 20%.

Estimated Chinese tin ore imports (metal content) from all sources in H1 2017 totalled 30,800 tonnes, effectively unchanged from the same period of 2016, with Myanmar responsible for over 98% of the total. The June trade statistics also reveal that tin product exports...

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