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Tin mining in Myanmar: Production and potential

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

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Field Value
Document type Reports, journal articles, and research papers (including theses and dissertations)
Language of document
  • English
  • Artisanal mining
  • Extractive industries
  • Mining
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Myanmar
Copyright Yes
Version / Edition 1.0
License Creative Commons Attribution
Author (individual) Gardiner, Nicholas
Co-author (individual) Skyes, John; Robb, Laurence; Trench, Allan
Publisher Elsevier
Publication date 2015
General note

Resources Policy 46 (2015) 219–233

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Date modified January 1, 2020, 04:03 (UTC)