China’s tin ore, concentrate imports down 14% in 2019

China imported 48,200 tonnes of tin ore and concentrate in 2019, a decrease of 14% from the prior year, according to data released by the International Tin Association (ITA) on Thursday February 13.

Shipments from Myanmar, China’s main supplier of tin, accounted for 89% or 42,900 tonnes of that amount, ITA data showed. But this is down by 21% from 2018 levels, with the decline said to be due to declining ore grades in Myanmar.

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Violet Li

February 13, 2020

08:40 GMT