Shanghai Nonferrous Metals News
China Customs: China exported 1,198 t of refined tin in January 2019, doubling the figure for the same period in 2018 and marking the highest monthly level since January 2010.
China imported 30.18 kt of tin ore and concentrates in January 2019, 29.39 kt of which was from Burma. Burma exported approximately 7.1 kt of tin ores (in metal) in January 2019, up 48% on-month but down 36% on-year. The monthly increase can be attributed to destocking prior to the Chinese New Year in a bid to recoup cash for debt payment and workers’ wages before the February holiday.