ITRI’s twelfth annual survey of tin users gathered data from tin users worldwide between June and August 2016. ITRI analyst Peter Kettle commented: “Generally companies appear a little more optimistic about sales in 2016 than they were at the time of a snap survey carried out late last year. Allowing for a recent strong recovery in the China solder market it looks like global refined tin demand could increase by a little over 1% this year.”
129 companies took part in the survey, accounting for some 45% of estimated global refined tin use in 2015.
Key findings of the survey are:
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