Titanium Dioxide Demand Is Steadily Increasing

- Apr 08, 2019-

Recently, the titanium dioxide market has been affected by news of strict environmental protection and the shutdown and repair of some manufacturers. The price increase is expected to be strong. It is worth noting that since 2018, the domestic titanium dioxide market has been operating smoothly as a whole, and exports have increased significantly compared with previous years. A number of listed companies have added relevant production capacity.


It is reported that waste acid is mainly produced from industries such as titanium dioxide processing and steel pickling. The investigation of this round of acid-related enterprises is expected to eliminate the small scattered production capacity behind the production process in the relevant industries. The overall supply of the industry is under pressure, the market concentration is increasing, and the related industrial products are now rising.

                                                             

In addition, some titanium dioxide plants in Shandong have been shut down, production has decreased, and the current inventory is insufficient to support the restart of the device, and the market is renewed.


China's annual export volume of titanium dioxide is about 830,000 tons, up 15% year-on-year, and overseas demand is strong. Due to the expansion of demand from developing countries and the international giants' price hikes, China's export of titanium dioxide has also increased in volume and price. Exports are good or will change the pattern of supply and demand.


Relevant analysis agencies said that at present, the national red gold stone titanium dioxide price is 16000-18000 yuan / ton, anatase titanium dioxide price is 14000-14800 yuan / ton. The domestic titanium dioxide market has been operating smoothly as a whole, but the export volume of titanium dioxide has surged this year, mainly in Southeast Asia, India and other countries.


As an important additive, titanium dioxide is widely used in coatings, plastics, paints, chemical fiber, rubber and other industries, and has the strongest correlation with the real estate industry. In recent years, the demand for titanium dioxide has steadily increased, and the industry's leading new capacity has gradually increased.