Tin May Extend Gains as Myanmar Ore Output Seen Flat Then Down

Tin, this year’s second-best performer among base metals, may extend gains as ore output from the No. 3 producer Myanmar is set to decline next year, according to the International Tin Research Institute. The nation’s output this year may remain little changed around the 50,000 metric tons of contained metal mined in 2015 before falling in 2017 […]

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 […]

Tin shipments from Myanmar declined in July

The shipments of tin ore and concentrate from Myanmar to China declined slightly during the month of July this year. The customs data indicates that Chinese imports from Myanmar during the month totaled 20,095 tonnes in gross weight. BEIJING (Scrap Monster): The Chinese imports of tin ore and concentrate from Myanmar witnessed marginal decline during […]

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, […]