Indonesias exports of refined tin jumped 21.7% in August over the corresponding month a year ago, trade ministry data showed on Wednesday.
Refined tin exports stood at 7,497.19 tonnes in August, up from 6,158.67 tonnes last year and 14.27% higher than July, the data showed.
Currently trading around $35,400 per tonne, tin is up 68% on the start of the year. Aluminum is trailing a distant second with year-to-date gains of 27%.
Physical supply chains remain super stressed and visible stocks are at record lows.
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(By Bernadette Christina Munthe and Fathin Ungku; Editing by Clarence Fernandez and Devika Syamnath)