Mining News Global SCRAP REGISTER en-us 2017-08-18T08:37:26+01:00 Chinese Tin Concentrate imports from Myanmar may plunge further during H2 of 2017>uploads/news/2017/8/11397538571502358417 China’s tin concentrate imports in the first half of year totaled 30,800 tons (Sn content), which staged small changes from the level seen in the same period of last year. Those from Myanmar occupied more than 98%. In June, China exported 472 tonnes of tin products and 99 tonnes of refined tin and tin alloy. Chinese Refined Zinc production may advance in August>uploads/news/2017/8/18707130261502184289 Huludao Zinc Industry, Shaanxi Dongling Industry & Trade Group and Sihuan Zinc & Germanium finished maintenance cycle, SMM survey finds. Meanwhile, some zinc smelters, such as Yunnan Luoping Zinc & Electricity Company, stepped up production capitalizing on high-water period. Chinese apparent copper demand declines as domestic production rises>uploads/news/2017/8/196815361501584721 Chinese apparent copper demand (excluding changes in unreported stocks) declined by 7% during January to April this year because although refined copper production increased by 6.5%, net imports of refined copper declined by 36%. Copper market records a deficit during Jan to May>uploads/news/2017/7/10135426631500889274 The copper market recorded a deficit of 65 kilo tons during the first five months of this year, which follows a deficit of 69 kilo tons in the whole of 2016, according to the latest figures released by the World Bureau of Metal Statistics. Global Lead demand exceeds supply by 91kt during Jan-May>uploads/news/2017/7/9778691721500442787 Global refined lead metal demand exceeded supply by 91kilo tons during the first five months of this year, according to the latest figures released by the International Lead and Zinc Study Group (ILZSG). Will Indonesia replace China as top NPI producer?>uploads/news/2017/6/1866972051497345760 China’s NPI capacity had been expanding since 2007 as the product has been applied as raw material for stainless steel production. But, the turning point occurred from 2014 due to supply shortage of nickel ore and falling nickel prices. In Indonesia, the newly-emerged NPI sector is on the way of expansion. Global refined Copper production from Scrap increases sharply>uploads/news/2017/6/7823892451496384009 Global refined copper production is estimated to have remained essentially unchanged in the first two months of this year with primary production (electrolytic and electrowinning) declining by 3% and secondary production (from scrap) increasing by 11%, according to the latest figures from International Copper Study Group (ICSG). Global Silver mine output drops in 2016 for the first time since 2002: Silver Institute>uploads/news/2017/5/18671381911494527966 Global silver mine production in 2016 marked its first drop since 2002, largely the result of lower by-product output from the lead/zinc and gold sectors – this according to the latest study by an organization committed to the metal’s cause, the Silver Institute. Mining industry shows betterment during first quarter>uploads/news/2017/5/1407379701493977591 Although the customers are looking forward to improve their profitability, the mining industry is showing improvement in the fist quarter. Will Nickel get a boost from Philippine open pit mining ban?>uploads/news/2017/4/4602626931493282135 The Philippines’ Environment Secretary Gina Lopez said Thursday to ban prospective open-pit mines for the damages for environment, in addition to other measures for improvement.