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New ITRI statistics demonstrate strength of tin demand

Post By: Organic Development on Thursday, 02 February 2006

Important new data generated by ITRI illustrates the current strength of tin demand and the particular importance of the strong Asian electronics sector. Solders and tinplate have always been considered to be the “big two” applications for tin and this new ITRI information shows that, globally, the solder market is now more than twice the size of the tinplate business.

Refined tin usage in solders in 2004 amounted to some 141,000 tonnes, or 45% of total consumption, while tinplate usage was...

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