The Hindu Business Line  Jan 15  Comment 
Reporting financial institutions asked to insert nine capital letters eg (i.e AAAAAAAAA) in the TIN field
The Hindu Business Line  Jul 19  Comment 
CBDT’s plan to boost TDS collection appears to be very complex. It is an uphill task to bring in all TDS deductors and deductees under TAN, TIN and PAN. The Government and the I-T department should ...
The Hindu Business Line  Jul 13  Comment 
The State Taxes (GST) Department has said that dealers may check their GST number through the ‘track provisional number’ link on the GST website. The dealer needs to just give the existing TIN number...
DailyFinance  Nov 27  Comment 
TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 11/27/13 -- Eurotin Inc. ("Eurotin" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE: TIN), is pleased to announce that it has filed its second quarter interim unaudited financial statements and management's discussion and...
Benzinga  Jul 19  Comment 
International Paper (NYSE: IP) today announced that it has finalized the sale of its Temple-Inland Building Products division to Georgia-Pacific Building Products, LLC for $710 million in cash, subject to customary closing adjustment. "We are...
Reuters  Jan 29  Comment 
International Paper Co reported better-than-expected results for the fourth quarter, helped by its acquisition of smaller rival Temple-Inland last year.
Reuters  Dec 13  Comment 
Dec 13 - Standard & Poor's Ratings Services said today its ratings on International Paper Co. (BBB/Stable/--) and Georgia-Pacific LLC (A/Stable/--) are unchanged following International Paper's...
Benzinga  Dec 13  Comment 
International Paper (NYSE: IP) today announced that it has reached an agreement to sell its Temple-Inland Building Products division to Georgia-Pacific LLC for $750 million in cash, subject to certain pre-and post-closing adjustments. The assets...
StreetInsider.com  Dec 13  Comment 
Visit StreetInsider.com at http://www.streetinsider.com/Corporate+News/Int%27l+Paper+%28IP%29+to+Sell+Temple-Inland+Building+Assets+in+%24750M+Deal%3B+Will+Begin+Reporting+non-GAAP+EPS/7945998.html for the full story.
The Australian  Oct 7  Comment 
TIN International will today kick off a global roadshow ahead of a potential float to get up and running its deposits in Germany.


Tin is a metal which is mainly used as solder in the electronics industry, in plating applications, and as major ingredient in bronze. 2008 mine production was about 333,000 tonnes.[1] [2]

The chart at left shows continuos front-month futures prices for tin traded on the London Metal Exchange.

Metal Exchange

Tin is traded at the London Metal Exchange (LME).[3]

Tin Producers

72% of 2008 production was mined and smelted in China and Indonesia. The list of smelters can be found on Ausmelts Webpage.[4]

Key Trends and Forces

Global Economic Downturn

Tin prices are under pressure after demand declined in the current downturn. Tin prices peaked above 25,000 USD per tonne in May 2008 and were below 11,000 USD per tonne in February 2009.

Elimination Of Lead

Solders are affected by requirements to eliminate lead.[5]


  1. How the tin producers are faring, February 2009
  2. USGS Mineral Commodities Summaries - Tin 2009
  3. London Metal Exchange (LME) London Metal Exchange - Standard Tin Hub Page
  4. Ausmelt Tin Technology
  5. SolderTec Global Webpage
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