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Indonesian tin exports low in November

Post By: Peter Kettle on Wednesday, 07 December 2016

Indonesian tin exports in November amounted to 4,892 tonnes, some 25% lower than in the previous month, according to preliminary figures released by the trade ministry today. The cumulative tonnage for the first eleven months of the year is 57,508 tonnes, down by 18% compared to January-November 2015.

The latest figures are based on pre-shipment checks made by surveying companies and include a small quantity of tin solder, as well as refined metal ingots. They are consistent with the...

China tin ore imports rebound in October

Post By: Peter Kettle on Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Customs figures released last week show that the gross weight of China's tin ore and concentrate imports in October totalled 36,515 tonnes (estimated at 4,300t contained tin), up 35% year-on-year and more than double the September total. Over 99% of imports originated from Myanmar, where local production has recovered to pre-rainy season levels following the September dip.

Total imports for the first 10 months of 2016 amounted to 383,690 tonnes (of which 382,324 tonnes, or some 45,000t contained tin...

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