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China ore imports from Myanmar decline in August

Post By: Tom Mulqueen on Thursday, 28 September 2017

According to the latest official customs statistics released yesterday, China imports of tin ores and concentrates from Myanmar totalled 19,081 tonnes in August, with an estimated tin content of 4,600 tonnes, down 23% month on month but up 21% year on year.

From January to August in 2017, estimated metal content within China tin ore imports from Myanmar totalled 40,500 tonnes, about 2,600 tonnes more than the total for the same period of 2016. China tin ore imports from...

Exchanges outline new tin contract developments

Post By: Tom Mulqueen on Thursday, 21 September 2017

Speakers from the Shanghai Futures Exchange (SHFE) and the Indonesian Commodity and Derivatives Exchange (ICDX) both outlined upcoming changes to their respective tin contracts in presentations at ITRI's 2017 Asia Tin Week in Kunming last week.

Dr. Zhang Zhiyong, Head of the non-ferrous metals department at SHFE, outlined how daily turnover for the SHFE tin futures contract has grown rapidly since its introduction in March 2015, along with the quantity of tin stock held in exchange warehouses. Recognised problems...

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