Latest Tin News

Latest Tin News

Jan
06

Indonesian tin shipments lower in December Wednesday, 06 January 2016 Preliminary data released by the trade ministry today puts December tin exports at 5,804.95 tonnes, down by 43.7% compared to an unusually high December 2014 figure. The data is based on pre-shipment checks made by surveyor companies as part of the ministry’s export regulation system. …

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Dec
23

China prices rebound as production is cut Wednesday, 23 December 2015 China domestic tin prices have soared by more than 20% in the past 10 days. The big differential which had emerged between prices on the Shanghai Futures Exchange (SHFE) and LME encouraged arbitrage buying on SHFE, forcing covering of speculative short positions. The trading …

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Nov
25

China production falling as concentrate imports rise Wednesday, 25 November 2015 China’s tin concentrate imports increased by 170% year-on-year to 27,043t (gross weight) in October, according to the latest official data. 96% of the imports were from Myanmar. China imported 209,356t tin concentrate in January to October in 2015, up by 68%. Of that, 204,214t …

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Nov
18

South Korea adds to tin purchases Wednesday, 18 November 2015 South Korea’s Public Procurement Service (PPS) said on 13 November that it had bought 100 tonnes of tin for December arrival, adding to the 200 tonnes it had also purchased via a tender the previous week. At the first tender, which closed on 4 November, …

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Oct
20

Indonesia President to call for Apple investment in tin Tuesday, 20 October 2015 Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo will next week ask tech giant Apple to invest directly in sustainable tin mining, a senior cabinet minister told Reuters. The President will travel to Washington and San Francisco on a five-day trip starting 25 October in the …

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Oct
08

Production slips at leading tin mines Thursday, 08 October 2015 Latest production data published in the last week gives a more up-to-date view of production performance by two of the world’s leading underground tin mines, San Rafael in Peru and Renison in Australia. Peru’s energy and mines ministry published monthly official mine production data on …

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Jun
07

The race to build a better lithium-ion battery is on, and thanks to a new experimental process involving the use of tin, researchers at Washington State University could be about to grab the lead. According to market research firm International Data Corporation, smartphone shipments surged 55 percent in the fourth quarter of 2011, to 158 million units from 102 …

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