Mixed outlook for Chinas tin productionThu, 21 Sep 2017 00:00:00 GMT
Speakers from the Shanghai Futures Exchange (SHFE) and the Indonesian Commodity and Derivatives Exchange (ICDX) both outlined upcoming changes to their respective tin contracts in presentations at ITRI's 2017 Asia Tin Week in Kunming last week. Dr. Zhang Zhiyong, Head of the non-ferrous metals department at SHFE, outlined how daily turnover for the SHFE tin futures contract has grown rapidly since its introduction in March 2015, along with the quantity of tin stock held in exchange warehouses...
ITRI Survey Predicts 2% Growth to Global Refined Tin Consumption ...Thu, 21 Sep 2017 00:00:00 GMT
136 companies took part; accounting for some 46% of estimated global refined tin use i
Industrial Commodities Continue Their Journey Higher And The ...Wed, 20 Sep 2017 20:19:03 GMT
The copper chart looks very similar to the charts of the commodities producing companies. All of the base metals that trade on the LME including aluminum, lead, zinc, nickel, and tin have moved significantly higher over recent months. The price of nickel ...
PT Timah excels in H1Wed, 20 Sep 2017 00:00:00 GMT
Tin use in float glass production totalled some 3,900 tonnes in China and 7,100 tonnes worldwide in 2016, according to estimates by Hou Yinglan from the Zhangzhou Kibing Glass company, who presented at ITRI's Asia Tin Week in Kunming. Tin is used in the production of float glass in a liquid tin bath to provide a flat surface over which molten glass can float and solidify. Hou Yinglan estimates that there were 359 float glass production lines in...
ITRI survey shows recovery in tin use in 2017Wed, 20 Sep 2017 00:00:00 GMT
Speakers at ITRI's 2017 Asia Tin Week in Kunming in September presented different perspectives on the medium-term outlook for China's tin production, with production expected to remain static or decline slightly in the coming years. John Johnson, CEO of CRU China, outlined how China's 'One Belt One Road (OBOR)' policy is intended to support the export of commodities in domestic surpluses, such as refined tin, and to import or invest in commodities in deficit such as tin concentrate. John...
Insight on tin use in glass productionWed, 20 Sep 2017 00:00:00 GMT
ITRI's thirteenth annual survey of tin users gathered data from tin users worldwide between June and August 2017. ITRI analyst Tom Mulqueen commented: latest reports suggest tin usage in chemicals and tinplate in China has been stronger than indicated by our survey results. If this is sustained then it is possible we could see global refined tin consumption growth of around 2% in 2017 136 companies took part; accounting for some 46% of estimated global refined tin use in...
PT Timah's Refined Tin Output Surged 57% in H1 2017Wed, 13 Sep 2017 00:00:00 GMT
The increase in refined tin output is correlated with a 77% year-on-year increase in tin-in-concentrate
UN reports reduced conflict financing opportunities associated ...Tue, 05 Sep 2017 00:00:00 GMT
According to the latest customs statistics, China imports of tin concentrate from Myanmar totalled 25,602 tonnes in July, with an estimated tin content of 6,100 tonnes up 10% month on month and up around 70% year on year. The total imports of tin-in-concentrate from January to July this year were estimated to be about 36,400 tonnes, up 6.5% compared to the same period of last year. Meanwhile, China's officially reported refined tin imports in July totalled 133 tonnes while...
Russia: MMK-Metiz praised by railroad car manufacturersMon, 28 Aug 2017 00:00:00 GMT
The Tin Ore Company, a part of Rusolovo, has put into operation a transport slope with the length of 780 meters at the Molodezhny mine of the Solnechnaya processing factory. The alternative scheme to transport ore is twice shorter than the previous one, which considerably decreases transportation cost. With putting the factory into operation o
Global Tin market records a deficit of 7.6 kt during Jan to JuneMon, 21 Aug 2017 00:00:00 GMT
Global tin market has recorded a deficit of 7.6 kilo tons during January to June this year and there were no DLA deliveries during the period, according to the World Bureau of Metal Statistics.
China ore imports fall less than expected in JuneThu, 10 Aug 2017 00:00:00 GMT
Nigeria has emerged as a rapidly growing source of tin-in-concentrate in 2017, with tin ore exports in the first four months of this year as totals of importing country data at 2,967 tonnes (gross weight) or an estimated 2,000 t of tin contained based on a 67% average tin content, almost three times the amount of metal compared to the equivalent period of 2016. Anecdotal evidence from local news sources suggests the number of miners working at sites on...
How to invest in 24 of the world's most in-demand commodities ...Wed, 09 Aug 2017 20:19:07 GMT
This index can currently contain 24 different commodities, which are then put into groups: Energy (crude oil, ULS diesel, natural gas, unleaded gas), Precious Metals (gold, platinum, silver), Industrial Metals (aluminium, copper, lead, nickel, tin ...
Chinese Tin Ore Imports Stay Flat During H1 2017Thu, 03 Aug 2017 00:00:00 GMT
The June trade statistics also reveal that tin product exports totaled 472 tonnes while export
Approvals granted for Granville expansionFri, 21 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT
Miners at Bolivia's state-owned Huanuni tin mine have halted production in a dispute over a planned restructuring of Bolivia's umbrella state mining company, Comibol, local news sources have reported. A government proposal for the restructuring of Comibol has come under strong resistance generally from the mining sector in Bolivia, with workers unions believe the restructuring will result in a reduction of social benefits by governance under a public labour law rather than the general labour ...
Bolivian miners resist Comibol restructuring planFri, 21 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has been asked to submit a report on the restriction of lead in hunting shot due to ongoing concerns about toxicity and its impact on wildlife, which could boost the use of tin in alloys as an alternative. The hunting shot market in the EU is fragmented between lead, steel, tungsten and bismuth shot although there is no data detailing the breakdown of each type in the EU. Tin is not used in isolation...
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