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Indonesian producers to discuss export options

Post By: Peter Kettle on Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Representatives of Indonesia's tin smelters will meet again in Pangkalpinang, Bangka on Saturday to discuss next steps to follow up the export ban introduced at the start of the month. One option being proposed is to establish price-related export quotas.

Executives from companies including PT Timah and PT Koba Tin will consider setting a time limit for an export halt and a quota for shipments, Johan Murod, a director at PT Bangka Belitung Timah Sejahtera, told Bloomberg on Friday....

Resumption of some Indonesian export sales

Post By: Peter Kettle on Tuesday, 18 October 2011

During the course of last week statements from spokesmen for various Indonesian tin producers indicated that the halt to exports that was called from 1 October will not be 100% effective. In particular state-controlled PT Timah will continue to fulfil long-term contractual commitments to customers. Private smelters may also resume sales if prices rise further.

"We are planning to export tin to our contractual customers in Japan and Korea this week," Timah Corporate Secretary Abrun Abubakar told Metal...

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