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A New Commodity Squeeze Could Soon Rival Lumber’s Recent Historic Shortage

  • Tin has been in backwardation for more than 250 trading days
  • Spreads and premiums point to persisting supply shortages
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Tin is in the grips of one of the longest-running squeezes ever seen in commodities markets, and there’s little sign of it letting up.

A relatively small market -- used mainly for soldering in electronics -- tin is often overshadowed by metals like copper and aluminum that are more widely used in manufacturing, infrastructure and the green-energy transition.