Myanmar: The Black Swan of Global Tin
- By: John P Sykes
Posted in: Blog, Commodities, Conferences, Mineral Economics, Mineral Policy, Mining, Publications, Recommended
Today I uploaded a presentation entitled “Myanmar: The Black Swan of Global Tin”, which I co-authored with Nick Gardiner of Oxford University, and which was presented by Nick at the ITRI International Tin Forum, Shanghai, China, in May this year. Allan Trench of Curtin University and the University of Western Australia and Cui Lin of ITRI also assisted with the research.
The presentation describes recent tin market economics; the lack of obvious future supply options; and then the surprise rise of Myanmar to fill the tin supply gap over the last couple of years. The presentation then covers Myanmar tin geology in detail and provides some comment on how tin mining may contribute to the economic development of Myanmar.