Tin stands for a ductile, malleable, silver white crystalline metal with a bluish tincture, chemically symbolysed as Sn. The element occurs mainly in alloys, like lead/tin soft solder, typemetal, bronze, pewter, and low temperature cast alloys. Tin is utilised in tin foil, containers; it is also a great helper in steel plating for anti-corrosion purposes. Owing to its low toxicity levels, tin-coated metal (steel) is used in food packaging. Tin is chiefly derived from the mineral cassiterite (or tinstone) wherein it is present as SnO2 (tin dioxide).
Tin ore deposits are concentrated across-the-board, notably in Asia and South America. China, Indonesia, Peru, Brazil, Congo, Vietnam, Australia are some of the major tin manufacturing nations of the world. Company-wise, China’s Yunnan Tin is the globe’s biggest tin manufacturer and exporter. Other players encompass, among others, Malaysia Smelting Corporation (MSC), PT Timah, Minsur, Thaisarco, Yunnan Chengfeng, EM Vinto, Metallo-Chimique, and Gejiu Zili.
The research reports from the Catalogue concentrate on investigating the Tin Market’s development in times past, presently and in the expected future on varied geography levels. The reports give details on production and consumption, price trends, projects, trade dynamics, key application areas, and other issues regarding the industry. Prominent players’ descriptions and the competitive environment reviews are on hand in the researches, too. The research reports are completed with future market forecasts.
International Trade in Tin Ores and Concentrates: Trends and Prospects
The reports examine global tin ores and concentrates market trends (historical, current and forecast) with respect to international trade including tin ores and concentrates global trade dynamics, exports/imports by geography, leading suppliers and consumers, average prices.