Tin mining in Myanmar: Production and potential

N.J. Gardiner, John Sykes, A. Trench, L.J. Robb

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    © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. In 2014, Myanmar (Burma) confounded industry analysts by emerging to become the World's third biggest tin producer, experiencing a 5-year tin production increase of ca. 4900%. This surprise emergence of Myanmar as a major tin producer is a possible Black Swan event that potentially has significant repercussions both for the future of global tin production, and for the economic development of Myanmar. This is a disruptive event that has likely contributed to a substantial drop in tin prices in 2015. The Myanmar production increase came from a new mine site in Wa State, and not from the traditional tin-producing areas in the South. We discuss tin mining and potential in Myanmar and consider whether it could provide a foundation for the economic rehabilitation of the country.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)219-233
    JournalResources Policy
    Volume46
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2015

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    Gardiner, N.J. ; Sykes, John ; Trench, A. ; Robb, L.J. / Tin mining in Myanmar: Production and potential. In: Resources Policy. 2015 ; Vol. 46. pp. 219-233.
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