Tin Consumption

Yearly Domestic Tin Consumption (tonnes)

YEARLY DOMESTIC TIN CONSUMPTION (in tonnes)
 YEAR  TOTAL CONSUMPTION  SOLDER*  TINPLATE PEWTER OTHERS*
 1996  5,996  3,455  862 661 1,018
 1997  6,586  3,564  878 770 1,374
1998 5,453 3,271 607 603 972
1999 5,723 3,508 796 718 701
2000 5,639 3,176 600 832 1,031
2001 4,045 1,916 518 654 958
2002 3,896 2,108 557 593 637
2003 4,080 2,194 636 537 713
2004 4,656 2,864 784 399 609
2005 4,133 2,692 679 264 498
2006 4,904 2,054 613 210 2,027
2007 3,564 2,513 680 219 152
2008 3,521 2,511 685 147 178
2009 2,944 1,537 681 100 626
2010 2,942 1,981 683 169 109
2011 2,341 1,458 665 108 110
2012 2,083 1,333 573 104 73
2013 1,835 1,078 561 100 96
2014 1,581 922 520 82 57
2015 1,900 1,133 608 77 82
2016** 2,238 1,314 750 86 88

 

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

Source: Department of Minerals and Geoscience, Malaysia