Consumption

2017

 

MONTHLY DOMESTIC TIN CONSUMPTION (in tonnes)
 YEAR  TOTAL  SOLDER*  TINPLATE PEWTER OTHERS*
2017**          
Jan. 171 102 54 12 3
Feb. 203 133 64 2 4
Mar. 322 139 76 13 94
Apr. 263 100 72 2 89
May 218  150 61  3  4
Jun. 258  108  61  12 77 
Jul. 320  143  76  1  100 
Aug. n.y.a n.y.a 62 n.y.a n.y.a
Sep. n.y.a n.y.a 40 n.y.a n.y.a
Oct. n.y.a n.y.a 68 n.y.a n.y.a
Nov. n.y.a n.y.a 49 n.y.a n.y.a

 

Local consumption of tin metal refers to the use of tin in a particular application. Sales to manufacturing industries have been used as proxy for consumption except in the case of manufacture of tinplate for which actual consumption data available.
* : The figures include high-grade tin (99.9% Sn) imported for consumption.
** : Preliminary
n.y.a : Not yet available

Sources : Malaysia Smelting Corporation Bhd & Perusahaan Sadur Timah Malaysia (Perstima) Berhad