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PT Timah excels in H1

Post By: Tom Mulqueen on Friday, 08 September 2017

The Indonesian state-owned tin producer, PT Timah, has announced a 57% year-on-year increase in refined tin production to 14,905 tonnes in the first half of 2017, with Q2 refined tin output at its highest level since Q4 2014 at 7,942 tonnes.

The increase in refined tin output is correlated with a 77% year-on-year increase in tin-in-concentrate production to 16,078 tonnes over the same period. This largely reflects a nearly five-fold increase in onshore tin mining output to 8,323 tonnes,...

Indonesian governor imposes tin licence moratorium.

Post By: Tom Mulqueen on Thursday, 24 August 2017

The Governor of Bangka Belitung, Erzaldi Rosman Djohan, has announced a moratorium on issuance and renewal of tin mining licences in the Indonesian province, asserting the need to address damage to the environment from illegal mining as well as illegal exportation of tin concentrate, according to local news sources.

According to the governor, the moratorium means no new mining licences or extension of existing licences will be granted for the next two or three months while new regulation on...

PT Timah reports strong Q1 performance

Post By: Tom Mulqueen on Thursday, 06 July 2017

Integrated Indonesian tin producer, PT Timah, has reported a strong first quarter for production, with mine output up 125% year-on-year to 7,675 tonnes in 2017 and refined production up 65% to 6,963 tonnes.

The company reported in a press release that the increase was a result of reconstruction and replacement of production facilities, increased production capacity and better support facilities. The company's ongoing efforts in this area include the opening of new onshore mine units, additional cutter suction dredges...

LME approves MSP brand listing

Post By: Tom Mulqueen on Friday, 16 June 2017

On June 8th the London Metal Exchange (LME) announced the approval of Indonesian tin smelter Mitra Stania Prima (MSP) as a listed LME brand, making it deliverable against the LME Tin Contract.

MSP's smelter is based on the island of Bangka in Indonesia, with an approximated annual tin refining capacity of 6,720 tonnes per year. The company is an integrated mining and smelting operation, counting onshore open pit operations among its assets.

ITRI View: The addition of MSP brings the total...

Indonesian tin exports robust in May

Post By: Tom Mulqueen on Friday, 09 June 2017

Indonesian tin exports in May amounted to 6,989 tonnes, up 30% year-on-year and up 10% compared to April, according to preliminary figures released by the trade ministry earlier this week. This brings the total for 2017 so far to 31,385 tonnes, up 43% compared to the same period of 2016.

The latest figures are based on pre-shipment checks made by surveying companies, which typically include a small amount of tin in solder form, as well as the refined metal...

Indonesian tin exports rise slightly in April

Post By: Tom Mulqueen on Friday, 05 May 2017

Indonesian tin exports in April amounted to 6,378 tonnes, 3.8% high than in the previous month but down -7.7% according to preliminary figures released by the trade ministry today.

The latest figures are based on pre-shipment checks made by surveying companies and include 182 tonnes of tin in solder and others forms, refined metal ingots represent 97% of the figure. The 6,196 tonnes of refined tin exports included in the total is broadly consistent with the April trading...

Indonesian tin exports robust in Q1

Post By: Tom Mulqueen on Wednesday, 05 April 2017

Indonesian tin exports totalled 18,018 tonnes in Q1, up by 3.1% compared to the final quarter of 2016, and up 86% year-on-year. Exports in January, February and March, totalled 6,964 tonnes, 4,911 tonnes and 6,143 tonnes respectively, varying in broad relation to the tin price.

The preliminary data released to news agencies by the trade ministry is based on pre-shipment checks performed by surveyor companies, and include small volumes of solder and other tin products (less than 108...

Timah report improved financials for 2016

Post By: Tom Mulqueen on Wednesday, 01 March 2017

The Indonesian state tin company, PT Timah, reported a 148% increase in profits to Rp 251.97 billion (~US$18.9 million) in 2016, despite a fall in mine and refined tin production to 24,121 and 23,756 tonnes respectively, according to an official press release by the company.

While tin-in-concentrate and refined tin output both fell compared to 2015, the company had a particularly strong final quarter, with a 19% QOQ increase in mine output to 8,142 tonnes and a 20%...

Indonesian tin exports rise in December

Post By: Tom Mulqueen on Friday, 06 January 2017

Indonesian tin exports in December amounted to 6,051 tonnes, some 24% high than in the previous month, according to preliminary figures released by the trade ministry today. Reported figures for 2016 totalled 63,559 tonnes, down by 9.4% compared to the previous year.

The latest figures are based on pre-shipment checks made by surveying companies and include 26 tonnes of tin solder, as well as refined metal ingots. They are consistent with the December trading volume on the ICDX, through...

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...

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