Tin mining – Cornish dreams and Myanmar reality: Andy Home

LONDON, Aug 22 (Reuters) – Hope springs eternal in Cornwall when it comes to reviving tin mining in this southwestern corner of the United Kingdom. Canada’s Strongbow Exploration is the latest to try to rekindle the dying embers of what once was one of the world’s largest tin-mining hubs. It has just bought out of […]

From Oscars to Tuna Cans, Tin Gets More Expensive as Mines Quit

Smartphones, cars and a prolonged mining slump are creating tighter supplies of tin, a metal used mostly as solder for electrical circuits. Demand for tin remains strong from all sorts of manufacturers, from makers of food cans and building materials to iPads and Oscar statuettes. At the same time, big exporters like Indonesia and Myanmar […]

Myanmar tin ‘flood’ leads to world market price plunge

The price of tin has fallen for eight straight sessions on the London Metal Exchange and Myanmar is to blame, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal on April 19. Prices for the metal, which is used mainly in the consumer-electronics industry, hit a five and a half year low on the London […]

Myanmar the new source for tin for China market

An export curb by tin smelters in Indonesia, the world’s biggest supplier, will fail to sustain a price rally as mined output continues rising, according to Australia’s largest miner of the metal. Unregulated mining from small, independent producers in Indonesia and Myanmar will keep pressuring refined metal prices in 2015, Peter Cook, chief executive officer […]

Global tin market seen swinging into deficit in 2015 -ITRI

LONDON- The global tin market is expected to fall into a deficit of 5,000 to 10,000 tonnes in 2015 from a balanced market this year following an improvement in demand, industry group ITRI said on Friday. Benchmark three-month tin prices on the London Metal Exchange (LME) are expected to average $22,000 per tonne in 2015, […]