SHANGHAI, Oct 11 (SMM) – Production of refined tin in China lost 3.2% from August and stood at 12,414 mt in September, SMM data showed. The decline was due to a production cut across major smelters amid feedstock supply tightness.
Smelters in Yunnan province lowered output as ore supply tightened up from August, and smelters in Jiangxi province also scaled back production or suspended on raw materials shortage. Smelters in other areas mostly maintained normal operation last month.
SMM estimates domestic production of refined tin to fall to 12,300 mt in October as the continued ore resource tightness lowers treatment charges and impacts output.