October 31, 2011 / 10:00 AM / 9 years ago

UPDATE 1-China sets 2012 tin export quota at 18,000 T

(Updating with details and table)	
    SHANGHAI/HONG KONG, Oct 31 (Reuters) - China will cut export
quotas for tin, tungsten, antimony and molybdenum in 2012 from
this year, a statement by the Ministry of Commerce showed on
Monday.	
    Annual export limits for tin would be 18,000 tonnes, down
from this year's 18,900 tonnes. 	
    The quota for tungsten was set at 15,400 tonnes next year
versus 15,700 tonnes this year.	
    Antimony was set at 59,400 tonnes, molybdenum at 25,000
tonnes, indium at 231 tonnes and silver at 5,387 tonnes for
2012.	
    China is the world's top producer of tin, tungsten, antimony
and molybdenum.	
    A table of 2012 and 2011 quotas, in tonnes,   	
 Metal                     2012        2011
 Tungsten                  15,400      15,700
 Tin                       18,000      18,900
 Antimony                  59,400      60,300
 Molybdenum                25,000      25,500
 Indium                    231         233
 Silver                    5,387       5,670
	
    For the statement, click:	
    here	
	
 (Reporting by Fayen Wong, Ruby Lian and Polly Yam; Editing by
Chris Lewis)
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