Links to tin supply and demand
|Rank||Country||World Mine Production, By Country (Metric tons) in 2009|
|6||Congo, The Democratic Republic Of The||9,400|
|12||Lao People's Democratic Republic||700|
Major companies mining tin
- Yunnan Tin Company Ltd mines in China and has a 33 percent stake in Australian tin explorer YTC Resources Ltd.
- Malaysia Smelting Corporation with a combined production of 58,251 tonnes of tin metal from its Malaysian and Indonesian smelting operations in 2005 maintains its position as the world’s largest supplier of tin metal and tin based products, having contributed about 18% to the world’s production for two years’ consecutively.
- PT Timah in Indonesia is an integrated tin mining company with a capacity of 50,000 tonnes per year.
- PT Koba Tin, Indonesia's second biggest producer, produces 25,000 tonnes a year of tin. It is an integrated mining company involved in exploration, mining, processing, smelting and marketing of tin.
- Kivu Resources Limited is active in the eastern DRC and Rwanda. Historically, the area was an important tin and tantalum producer. Kivu Resources, through its wholly owned local companies (Metal Processing Association SARL in Rwanda, Central African Resources SPRL and Mining and Processing Congo SPRL in the DRC) will hold a number of assets in the DRC and Rwanda including a management agreement with SAKIMA, a state owned company, in the DRC to manage tin and tantalum production from small scale miners; an option to acquire an 80% shareholding in SAKIMA's mining permits; a joint venture with the government of Rwanda on the Gatumba mining permits; as well as a number of prospecting permits in the region. A consortium consisting of EDIN Mining Limited, a mining investment company domiciled in the British Virgin Islands, Ireland based Coronation Capital Limited and Metmar Limited will acquire a 50% stake in Kivu Resources. The consortium has an option to increase its shareholding in Kivu Resources to 70%.