Wednesday, 20 August 2008

Tin exports jump 95% from Bangka Belitung province

Bangka Belitung Province's tin exports in April 2008 jumped 95.3% to $167.1 million from the same period last year, Asia Pulse reported. Tin exports to Singapore climbed 104.95% to $152.7 million in April from $74.5 million a month earlier, Head of the Bangka Belitung Provincial Office of the Central Bureau of Statistics (BPS) Syafril Said said. "Cumulatively, tin exports in the January-April 2008 period climbed 388.88% to $776.8 million from $158.9 million in the same period last year," he said. Bangka Belitung is one of the main tin-producing provinces.

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