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Indonesian tin exports rise in December

Post By: Tom Mulqueen on Friday, 06 January 2017

Indonesian tin exports in December amounted to 6,051 tonnes, some 24% high than in the previous month, according to preliminary figures released by the trade ministry today. Reported figures for 2016 totalled 63,559 tonnes, down by 9.4% compared to the previous year.

The latest figures are based on pre-shipment checks made by surveying companies and include 26 tonnes of tin solder, as well as refined metal ingots. They are consistent with the December trading volume on the ICDX, through...

China tin ore imports up, metal imports down in November

Post By: Peter Kettle on Friday, 23 December 2016

Latest China customs data shows a continuing rise in tin ore and concentrate imports but a drop in refined tin imports last month. The gross weight of ore and concentrate imports in November was 44,533 tonnes (estimated 5,300t contained tin), up by 17% compared to November 2015, while refined metal imports fell by 36% year-on-year to 8,396 tonnes.

The flow of raw materials continues to be dominated by border trade with Myanmar's Wa county, which accounted for 99.7% of...

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