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China cuts 2012 export quotas for tin

Post By: Peter Kettle on Tuesday, 08 November 2011

China released export quotas in 2012 for antimony, indium, tungsten, molybdenum and tin at the end of October. Most of minor metals export quotas are lower in 2012 than in 2011. Export quotas will fall by 5% for tin and tin products to 18,000 tonnes from 18,900 tonnes in 2011.

In past few years, China export quotas for tin and tin products have been reduced substantially. However, the export volume has always been lower than the export quotas. China exported 6,450 tonnes tin...

Tin at the crossroads - Tin Industry Review 2011

Post By: Peter Kettle on Monday, 07 November 2011

ITRI's latest detailed review of industry prospects concludes that there are still strong reasons to expect historically high tin prices 3-4 years ahead. Global demand should be around 400,000 tonnes a year by 2015, mineral resources at existing operations are being depleted and production costs are expected to rise considerably. However in the immediate future the global economy faces major downside risks, so the short-term outlook for all metals is very uncertain.

World refined tin usage surged to an...

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