1st Edition

Tin Its Production and Marketing

By William Robertson Copyright 1982

    Originally published in 1982, this book is a survey of the world tin industry up until the late 20th Century. The author used many scattered and hard to access journal sources in the course of the book’s research. The book gives a wide-ranging picture of the world tin market and discusses factors affecting the market; the behaviour of production and consumption; trends and fluctuations in prices and costs; the role of foreign capital and technology in an industry with a substantial degree of state ownership and growing state participation in developing countries; the problems of market stabilization; the adequacy of world supplies and the problems of resource conservation.

    Introduction. 1. A General Review 2. Production Methods and Costs 3. Production Trends 4. Tin Consumption, Materials Substitution and Tin-economizing Technology 5. Consumption Trends and Fluctuations in the Leading Countries 6. Secondary Tin 7. Smelting and the Marketing System 8. The International Tin Agreement and Problems of Market Intervention 9. Reserves and Future Supply Potential 10. Forecasting Market Trends 11. Long-run Market Prospects.


    William Robertson