72% of 2008 production was mined and smelted in China and Indonesia. The list of smelters can be found on Ausmelts Webpage.
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.
Solders are affected by requirements to eliminate lead.