Tin Consumption

2008

MONTHLY DOMESTIC TIN CONSUMPTION (in tonnes)
 YEAR  TOTAL CONSUMPTION  SOLDER  *  TINPLATE PEWTER OTHERS *
2008          
Jan. 239 134 58 21 26
Feb. 278 212 47 10 9
Mar. 331 234 67 10 20
Apr. 344 247 55 27 15
May 274 195 55 11 13
Jun. 399 306 64 9 20
Jul. 258 202 37 5 14
Aug. 347 253 69 13 12
Sep. 323 241 59 7 16
Oct. 242 155 68 12 7
Nov. 225 146 62 6 11
Dec. 261 186 44 16 15

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.

Source: Malaysia Smelting Corporation Bhd