Tin Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The Tin Market is segmented by Product Type (Metal, Alloy, and Compounds), Application (Solder, Tin Plating, Chemicals, and Other Applications (includes Specialized Alloys, Lead-acid Batteries), End-user Industry (Automotive, Electronics, Packaging, Glass, and Other End-user Industries), and Geography (Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, South America, and Middle East & Africa). For each segment, the market sizing and forecasts have been done on the basis of volume (kilotons).

Market Snapshot

Tin Market Forecast
Study Period: 2017-2027
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: Asia Pacific
CAGR: >2.5 %
Tin Market Major Players

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Market Overview

The tin market size was estimated at over 387 kilotons in 2021, and the market is projected to register a CAGR of over 2.5% during the forecast period (2022-2027).

The market was negatively impacted by COVID-19 in 2020. Tin dealers have been experiencing one of the most severe squeezes in the metals market ever as COVID-19 spurs a surge in demand as supply falters. In the first half of 2021, demand for tin used in electronics surpassed supply, driving a more than 90% price increase on the London Metals Exchange. However, the market is expected to grow at a steady rate in the forecast period (2022-2027).

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

Scope of the Report

Tin is a soft, pliable, silvery-white metal that poses both malleability and ductility characteristics. It is mainly derived from the mineral cassiterite, which contains about 80% of 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. By application, the market is segmented into solder, tin plating, chemicals, and other applications (specialized alloys, lead-acid batteries). 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 (Includes Specialized Alloys, Lead-acid Batteries, and Others)
End-user Industry
Packaging (Food and Beverage)
Other End-user Industries
Geography (Market Size by Volume)
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 & Africa
South Africa
United Arab Emirates
Rest of Middle East & Africa

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Key Market Trends

Soldering to be the Fastest-growing Application

  • Tin is an important component in solders, as it melts and adheres to many common base metals at temperatures considerably below their melting points.
  • Tin lead wire solder is often employed in electronics when heat-sensitive components melt, shatter, or distort at high temperatures. The advantage of tin-lead solder is its resistance to corrosion. They are also be used to join pipelines and electrical circuits.
  • On a PCB, solder is a metal alloy that serves as an electromechanical connection between the components and the substrate and provides electrical continuity to the circuit board.
  • Currently, the electronics industry is the major end-user industry that highly utilizes tin-based solders. Rising demand in the electronics industry is boosting the demand for tin-based solders.
  • The electronics and electrical industries use solders containing 40-70% tin, which provide strong and reliable joints under a variety of environmental conditions. At present, the majority of the assemblers are using patented tin-copper-based solders.
  • Owing to all these factors, soldering is expected to be the fastest-growing application during the forecast period (2022-2027).
Tin Market Size

Asia-Pacific to Dominate the Market

  • The Asia-Pacific region was the largest market for tin. 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 in order 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.
  • In the first nine months of 2021, China produced 18.24 million vehicles, whereas it had reached 16.96 million vehicles in the same period of 2020, which, in turn, led to an increase in the consumption of parts made up of tin, thus creating a positive effect on the regional tin market growth.
  • Similarly, India produced 2.15 million vehicles by Q3 2020, whereas the production reached 3.29 million vehicles by Q3 2021, witnessing a growth rate of about 53%, in turn, impacting the market demand for tin in the country.
  • 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 a steady growth during the forecast period.
Tin Market Report

Competitive Landscape

The tin market is highly consolidated, with the 10 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 Company Group Limited, PT TIMAH Tbk, Malaysia Smelting Corporation Berhad, Yunnan Chengfeng Nonferrous Metals Co. Ltd, and MINSUR.

Recent Developments

  • In December 2020, ArcelorMittal completed the sale of ArcelorMittal USA LLC, its subsidiaries, and the mill in Weirton that makes tin, for USD 183 million, to Cleveland-Cliffs.

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 (Includes 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 (Market Size by Volume)

      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 & 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 Avalon Rare Metals Inc.

      3. 6.4.3 Dupont

      4. 6.4.4 Gejiu Zili Mining and Smelting Co. Ltd

      5. 6.4.5 Guangxi China Tin Group Co. Ltd

      6. 6.4.6 Indium Corporation

      7. 6.4.7 Malaysia Smelting Corporation Berhad

      8. 6.4.8 Metallo Group

      9. 6.4.9 MINSUR

      10. 6.4.10 PT TIMAH Tbk

      11. 6.4.11 Thailand Smelting and Refining Co. Ltd

      12. 6.4.12 Yunnan Chengfeng Nonferrous Metals Co. Ltd

      13. 6.4.13 Yunnan Tin Company Group Limited

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

    1. 7.1 Shifting Focus toward Recycling of Tin

**Subject to Availability

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Tin Market market is studied from 2017 - 2027.

The Tin Market is growing at a CAGR of >2.5% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

Asia Pacific holds highest share in 2021.

YUNNAN TIN COMPANY GROUP LIMITED, Malaysia Smelting Corporation Berhad, Yunnan Chengfeng Nonferrous Metals Co., Ltd, MINSUR, PT TIMAH Tbk. are the major companies operating in Tin Market.

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