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Indonesia to Loosen Grip on Tin Market

Indonesia has put a tight squeeze on the tin market since it changed regulations surrounding trade of the metal in August 2013. However, the country’s government has indicated that could change soon with amendments to last fall’s export rules.

Dangers of Indonesian Tin Mining Highlighted

The average iPhone user may not realize that tin, used in solder to manufacture tiny electronic components, is sourced predominantly from Indonesia, where safety regulations are lax and miners regularly die at illegal operations. Recent changes to the US Conflict Minerals Act target minerals sourced in Africa, not Indonesia, providing

Tin Prices and Supply Volatility

As the old adage goes, “The only cure for high prices, is high prices.” The fundamentals of the tin market are showing this statement to be true. The high price in April prompted a sell-off of stocks in China. Now that the price is depressed Indonesia has ban exports hoping

Tin Ready to Outperform Nickel

Tin and nickel have been in a battle for the highest priced non-precious metals traded on the LME. Currently the price of tin on the LME is $23,450 per tonne, while nickel is priced at $21,645 per tonne. Comparing the supply and demand fundamentals of the two markets is essential.

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