“There is no doubt about it. We are already the biggest supplier in Africa, and the fifth-largest in the world,” John Kanyoni, vice president of the DRC’s Chamber of Mines, said.
“In 2010, we supplied about 6% of the world’s total output. There are still so many untapped resources. Based on the resource estimates, we may hold 50% of the world’s tin reserves,” Kanyoni said.
Congo exported an annual average of 8,560 tpy of tin concentrates between 2007-2011.Tin mining areas include North Kivu, South Kivu, Maniema, and Katanga.
By comparison, Indonesia, the world's largest tin exporter, shipped 96,020 tonnes of tin in 2011, down 4% from 2010.
Another source gives Congo five years to overtake Indonesia and China as the biggest tin exporter.
“Based on the geology reports, Congo’s tin reserves are indeed...