SHANGHAI, Jun 8 (SMM) – China's refined tin output stood at 13,768 mt in May, down 11.2% from April.
Yunnan's power curtailment upgrade caused all local private smelters to suspend production in late May, which had a greater impact on the refined tin production in Yunnan. In addition, tin factories in Inner Mongolia resumed part of their production due to the resumption of Yinman Mining. Some tin factories with small production in the early stage in Jiangxi Province resumed production and increased production affected by the recent strong tin price trend, contributing to the output. Yunnan power curtailment measures eased in the wet season in June. At present, some smelters restored electrolysis and other less power-consuming production links, but did not fully resume production. It is expected that the local tin factories will further resume production in mid-June. China's refined tin output is expected to stand at about 14,800 mt in June.