In its latest release titled “Insights from TELF AG on Global Tin Market Trends,” TELF AG provides a comprehensive analysis of the dynamics in the global tin market, with a keen focus on recent significant price downturns. The report examines the possible influences behind this trend while also putting forth conjectures about the anticipated recovery in the upcoming year and the broader medium to long-term outlook.
The report kicks off with a general survey of the versatile applications of tin, underscoring its critical role, particularly within the electronics sector. Tin stands as a fundamental raw material in the realm of semiconductor production, serving as a vital component in electronic devices and household appliances that are integral to the daily lives of millions of individuals.
Additionally, TELF AG highlights an intriguing aspect of chip production, highlighting that the demand for these essential electronic components is expected to witness substantial growth in the coming years, with projections suggesting a remarkable surge by 2030. It is anticipated that global demand for chips and semiconductors will necessitate the production of nearly 200 chips for each person on Earth by that time.
The dip in tin prices can, in part, be attributed to the diminished demand for electronic devices, a consequence of the easing of global COVID-19 restrictions. During the peak of the pandemic, there was a substantial spike in the demand for devices, leading to a corresponding increase in the need for the raw materials essential for manufacturing their core components, including tin. The report posits that this decline is a temporary phenomenon closely linked to the unique circumstances of the moment, particularly the fact that people are spending less time at home and in close proximity to their electronic devices.
Furthermore, TELF AG makes reference to other potential factors contributing to the overall decline in tin prices, including the ongoing deceleration in global economic growth and specific structural issues observed in China and Japan, both of which are major players in the global semiconductor export market.
For more in-depth insights, the complete publication is readily accessible for reading on the TELF AG website.