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Mixed results for Brazil tin output in 2016

Post By: Tom Mulqueen on Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Provisional data from the Brazilian tin association, Sindicato Nacional da Indústria da Extração do Estanho (SNIEE), reveals a 9.5% increase in tin mine output to 12,606 tonnes in 2016 compared to 2015, although refined tin production fell 1.6% to 11,663 tonnes over the same period.

Minsur's Brazilian subsidiary, Taboca, remains the top producer of both tin ore and metal, with mine production of 6,864 tonnes and refined tin output of 5,873 tonnes, both accounting for just over 50% of...

Temporary supply disruption in China

Post By: Tom Mulqueen on Monday, 10 April 2017

Two Chinese tin smelters (Gejiu Jinye and Gejiu Zili) suspended production from early April after the government carried out environmental pollution spot checks related to sulphur dioxide emissions. 

Typical production from the disrupted smelters in Yunnan Province is around 1,400 tonnes per month. It is estimated that operations will be affected for between 2 to 4 weeks, during which period smelters will install better emissions monitoring equipment to comply with government requirements.

A number of private tin mining companies in...

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