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  HOME | Bolivia

Bolivia to Boost Tin Output with Upgraded Smelter

LA PAZ – President Evo Morales inaugurated a new furnace at the state-owned Vinto smelting complex that will allow Bolivia to gradually increase production of fine tin by 65 percent to 18,691 metric tons a year.

Bolivia is the world’s sixth-largest producer of tin.

The Vinto facility, located in the Andean region of Oruro, was expropriated in 2007 from Switzerland’s Glencore.

The plant now has a state-of-the-art Ausmelt furnace, Vinto manager Ramiro Villavicencio said.

The acquisition, installation and start-up of the new furnace required a $39.4 million investment and took seven years to complete, four years longer than called for in the original plan.

Vinto currently produces between 11,300 and 11,800 tons of metallic tin a year, accounting for 75 percent of Bolivia’s total output, according to figures provided by the president’s office.

In 2014, Vinto exported $270 million in fine tin.


 

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