Tin Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2023 - 2028)

The Report Covers Global Tin Market Price Forecast & Industry Analysis and it is Segmented by Product Type (Metal, Alloy, and Compounds), Application (Solder, Tin Plating, Chemicals, and Other Applications, End-user Industry (Automotive, Electronics, Packaging, Glass, and Other End-user Industries), and Geography (Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, South America, and Middle-East and Africa). The report offers the market sizes and forecasts for the tin market based on volume (kilotons) for all the above segments.

Tin Market Size

Tin Market Summary
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Study Period 2018 - 2028
Market Volume (2023) 407.84 kilotons
Market Volume (2028) 463.46 kilotons
CAGR (2023 - 2028) 2.59 %
Fastest Growing Market Asia Pacific
Largest Market Asia Pacific

Major Players

Tin Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Tin Market Analysis

The Global Tin Market size is expected to grow from 407.84 kilotons in 2023 to 463.46 kilotons by 2028, at a CAGR of 2.59% during the forecast period (2023-2028).

The market was negatively affected due to COVID-19 in 2020, thus affecting the market growth. However, the tin industry recovered COVID-19 outbreak, with imports of tin concentrate returning to normal levels. Thus, driving the market during the forecast period,

  • Over the medium term, surging demand from the electric vehicle market and increasing applications in the electrical and electronics industry are expected to drive the market during the forecast period.
  • The availability of substitutes like aluminum and tin-free steel for producing metallic products like containers is hindering the market's growth.
  • Shifting focus toward recycling tin is expected to create opportunities for the market in the coming years.
  • The Asia-Pacific region is expected to dominate the market, and it is also expected to witness the highest CAGR during the forecast period.

Tin Industry Segmentation

Tin is a soft, pliable, silvery-white metal with malleability and ductility characteristics. It is mainly derived from cassiterite, which contains about 80% The market is segmented by product type: tin. The tin market is segmented by product type, application, end-user industry, and geography. By product type, the market is segmented into metal, alloy, and compounds. The market is segmented by solder, tin plating, chemicals, and other applications. By end-user industry, the market is segmented into automotive, electronics, packaging, glass, and other end-user industries. The report also covers the market size and forecasts for the tin market across 16 countries and the production scenario for 10 countries across various regions. For each segment, the market sizing and forecasts have been done on the basis of volume (kilotons).

Product Type
Tin Plating
Other Applications (Specialized Alloys, Lead-acid Batteries, and Others)
End-user Industry
Packaging (Food and Beverage)
Other End-user Industries
Production Analysis
Congo (Kinshasa)
Other Countries
Consumption Analysis
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
South America
Rest of South America
Middle East and Africa
South Africa
United Arab Emirates
Rest of Middle East & Africa

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Tin Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the Tin Market according to our research experts:

Electronic Segment to Dominate the Market Growth

  • Tin is used in the electronics industry as a solder and is often used in various purities and alloys, generally with lead and indium.​ About 50-70% of the overall tin produced is used in the electronics and electrical industry in various products, such as mobiles, tablets, computers, watches, clocks, and other consumer electronic devices.​
  • For instance, according to the Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association (JEITA), the production by the global electronics and IT industry was estimated at USD 3,536.6 billion in 2022, registering a growth rate of 5% year on year, compared to USD 3,360.2 billion in 2021.
  • Globally, the demand for smartphones is increasing at a significant rate. According to TelefonaktiebolagetLM Ericsson, smartphone subscriptions accounted for 6,259 million in 2021 globally, compared to 5,924 million in 2020. Moreover, the subscription is likely to reach 7,690 million by 2027, enhancing the consumption of tin from electronics applications.
  • Furthermore, the demand for electronics products in the Asia-Pacific region majorly comes from China, India, and Japan. Furthermore, China is a robust and favorable market for electronics producers, owing to the country’s low labor cost and flexible policies. According to the National Bureau of Statistics of China, the annual growth rate of value added in the electronics manufacturing industry in the country accounted for 15.7% in 2021, compared to 7.7% in the previous year.
  • In Europe, the German electronics industry is the largest in the region. According to the ZVEI, Germany's electro and digital industry turnover accounted for EUR 199.8 billion (USD 236.39 billion) in the full-year 2021, witnessing a growth rate of 9.8% compared to 2020. Furthermore, in terms of production, the electro and digital industry registered a growth rate of 8.8% in 2021 compared to 2020.
  • Hence, due to the factors mentioned above, the use of tin is increasing in the electronics industry.​
Tin Market : Electronics and IT Industry Production, USD billion, Global, 2019-2022

Asia-Pacific to Dominate the Market

  • The Asia-Pacific region dominated the tin market. China is one of the largest producers and consumers of tin globally.
  • The automotive industry, one of the major contributors to the tin market and the automotive sector, has been shaping up for product evolution, with China focusing on manufacturing products to ensure fuel economy and minimize emissions owing to the growing environmental concerns due to mounting pollution in the country.
  • Tin, along with other metals, is used in numerous automotive applications, including fuel tanks, sealants, wiring, radiator, seat cushions, seams and welds, fasteners, screws, nuts, bolts, and roofing.
  • The Asia-Pacific region is referred to as a home to some of the world’s most valuable vehicle manufacturers. Developing countries such as China, India, Japan, and South Korea have been working hard to strengthen the manufacturing base and develop efficient supply chains for greater profitability.
  • China continues to be the world’s largest automotive market by both annual sales and manufacturing output. According to OICA, the vehicle production in China reached a total of 26.09 million units in 2021 which is an increase of 3% over 2020 for the same period.
  • Moreover, in India, according to the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), during FY 2021-22 (April 2021 to March 2022), the country’s automotive industry produced a total of 22,933,230 vehicles compared to 22,655,609 units during April 2020 to March 2021.
  • In addition, the other major end-user industries for tin include electrical and electronics, and heavy engineering, packaging. China’s information and communication technology (ICT) sector has grown at a rapid pace in the past decade, owing to the support of the Chinese government and favorable digitization plans and policies.
  • However, due to all such factors, the market for tin in the region is expected to have steady growth during the forecast period.
Tin Market - Growth Rate by Region, 2023-2028

Tin Industry Overview

The tin market is highly consolidated, with the five major producers accounting for more than 60% of the global market. Some of the major players in the market (in no particular order) include Yunnan Tin Industry Group (Holdings) Co., Ltd., Timah, MINSUR, Malaysia Smelting Corporation Berhad, and Yunnan Chengfeng Nonferrous Metals Co. Ltd., among others.

Tin Market Leaders

  1. Yunnan Tin Industry Group (Holdings) Co., Ltd.

  2. Timah


  4. Malaysia Smelting Corporation Berhad

  5. Yunnan Chengfeng Non-ferrous Metals Co. Ltd

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Tin Market Concentration

Tin Market News

  • December 2022: Aurubis has begun building a state-of-the-art recycling plant in Belgium. The new plant process will make it possible to fully recover tin from the anode sludge more quickly and extract other precious metals, such as gold and silver.
  • June 2022: Malaysia Smelting Corp unit to acquire neighboring tin mining leaseholder. According to a filing MSC made with the stock exchange, the purchase transaction will take the form of 272,250 shares, or 20% of the expanded share capital of RHT.

Tin Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Drivers

      1. 4.1.1 Surging Demand from the Electric Vehicle Market

      2. 4.1.2 Increasing Applications in the Electrical and the Electronics Industry

    2. 4.2 Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 Presence of Subsitutes

      2. 4.2.2 Other Restraints

    3. 4.3 Industry Value Chain Analysis

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.4.5 Degree of Competition

    5. 4.5 Price Analysis

  5. 5. MARKET SEGMENTATION (Market Size by Volume)

    1. 5.1 Product Type

      1. 5.1.1 Metal

      2. 5.1.2 Alloy

      3. 5.1.3 Compounds

    2. 5.2 Application

      1. 5.2.1 Solder

      2. 5.2.2 Tin Plating

      3. 5.2.3 Chemicals

      4. 5.2.4 Other Applications (Specialized Alloys, Lead-acid Batteries, and Others)

    3. 5.3 End-user Industry

      1. 5.3.1 Automotive

      2. 5.3.2 Electronics

      3. 5.3.3 Packaging (Food and Beverage)

      4. 5.3.4 Glass

      5. 5.3.5 Other End-user Industries

    4. 5.4 Geography

      1. 5.4.1 Production Analysis

        1. Australia

        2. Bolivia

        3. Brazil

        4. Burma

        5. China

        6. Congo (Kinshasa)

        7. Indonesia

        8. Malaysia

        9. Peru

        10. Vietnam

        11. Other Countries

      2. 5.4.2 Consumption Analysis

        1. Asia-Pacific

          1. China

          2. India

          3. Japan

          4. South Korea

          5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

        2. North America

          1. United States

          2. Mexico

          3. Canada

        3. Europe

          1. Germany

          2. United Kingdom

          3. France

          4. Italy

          5. Austria

          6. Rest of Europe

        4. South America

          1. Brazil

          2. Argentina

          3. Rest of South America

        5. Middle East and Africa

          1. South Africa

          2. United Arab Emirates

          3. Rest of Middle East & Africa


    1. 6.1 Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements

    2. 6.2 Market Share(%)**/Ranking Analysis

    3. 6.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 ArcelorMittal

      2. 6.4.2 Aurubis AG

      3. 6.4.3 Avalon Advanced Materials

      4. 6.4.4 Indium Corporation

      5. 6.4.5 Jiangxi New Nanshan Technology Co. Ltd

      6. 6.4.6 Malaysia Smelting Corporation Berhad

      7. 6.4.7 MINSUR

      8. 6.4.8 Thailand Smelting and Refining Co., Ltd.

      9. 6.4.9 Timah

      10. 6.4.10 Yunnan Chengfeng Non-ferrous Metals Co. Ltd

      11. 6.4.11 Yunnan Tin Industry Group (Holdings) Co., Ltd.

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

    1. 7.1 Shifting Focus toward Recycling of Tin

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Tin Market Research FAQs

The Tin Market size is expected to reach 407.84 kilotons in 2023 and grow at a CAGR of 2.59% to reach 463.46 kilotons by 2028.

In 2023, the Tin Market size is expected to reach 407.84 kilotons.

Yunnan Tin Industry Group (Holdings) Co., Ltd., Timah, MINSUR, Malaysia Smelting Corporation Berhad and Yunnan Chengfeng Non-ferrous Metals Co. Ltd are the major companies operating in the Tin Market.

Asia Pacific is estimated to grow at the highest CAGR over the forecast period (2023-2028).

In 2023, the Asia Pacific accounts for the largest market share in the Tin Market.

Tin Industry Report

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