China Titanium Dioxide Monthly Report will help you stay ahead of the game in this fast-changing market with real-time reporting on the entire TiO2 industry chain, from the upstream ilmenite and titanium slag markets to the downstream pigments, coatings and plastics markets.
Here is the Editor's Note for you to know about the April issue specifically:
In April 2018, China's TiO2 price remained stable but showed a tendency to decrease because resellers stealthily offered discount in order to recoup running capitals, pulling down the actual transaction prices. Although manufacturers in Shandong, Anhui, Liaoning and Yunnan provinces cut capacity due to environmental issues, TiO2 prices were scarcely boosted. Domestic quotation for low-grade sulphate process rutile TiO2 hit USD2,469.57/t–USD2,628.90/t (RMB15,500/t–RMB16,500/t) and that for high-end product remained USD2,788.22/t–USD2,867.89/t (RMB17,500/t–RMB18,000/t). The mainstream closing price of anatase TiO2 reached USD2,230.58/t–USD2,310.24/t (RMB14,000/t–RMB14,500/t).
The ilmenite price edged down by USD3.19/t (RMB20/t) in the Panxi Area (Panzhihua and Xichang cities, Sichuan Province) this month mainly due to small- and medium-sized factories' concerns about lower TiO2 prices. Since demands from the TiO2 industry become sluggish and prices of 39%–40% titanium concentrate fall down, the ilmenite market will keep depressed in the short term.
the report producer believes that exports and environmental inspections will be two major factors to determine future prices of TiO2 as ilmenite prices decrease and the traditional slack season approaches. Quotations for TiO2 will scarcely change in the short term, while the actual transaction price may vary for every deal.
Market dynamics of titanium products in April
Ilmenite prices turned to be weak in April with some small- and mid-sized manufacturers cutting quotations by USD3.19/t (RMB20/t).
The prices of 90% high titanium slag maintained at the level of USD987.83/t (RMB6,200/t) in late April and companies actively sell their products. The closing prices of 74% acid dissolved titanium slag hit USD716.97/t (RMB4,500/t) in the Panxi Area in mid-April and the price scarcely fluctuated.
Important market dynamics
On 3 April, 2018, Lomon Billions Group Co., Ltd. (Lomon Billion) announced a plan to buy shares in Sichuan Lomon Mining and Metallurgy Co., Ltd. via Sichuan Lomon Titanium Industry Co., Ltd. to further extend its industrial chain.
On 3 April, 2018, Lomon Billions published its 2017 full-year financial report, revealing a YoY increase of 444.31% in net profit without non-recurring losses and gains.
On 27 March, 2018, Anhui Annada Titanium Industry Co., Ltd. announced its 2017 full-year financial report, revealing a YoY increase in net profit of 285.24%.
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Lomon Billions to integrate domestic and overseas resources
Fewer TiO2 capacity expansions in 2018
Several TiO2 producers raise quotations
Column2 Company Dynamics
Pangang Vanadium Titanium to resume trading in SZSE
Lomon Billions to acquire Sichuan Anning
CNNC TD's 2017 business review
Yibin Tianyuan expands chloride process TiO2 capacity
Jinzhou Titanium raises chloride process TiO2 prices
Lomon Billions predicts sixfold net profit in 2017
CNNC TD's net profit up by 362.06% YoY in 2017
Column 3 Political Factors
Chemical manufacturers under severer environmental protection inspection
MEP: no environmental protection tax on VOCs
Column 4 Downstream Industrial Information
Higher global coating prices to benefit China's TiO2 exports
SKSHU Paint steps in waterproof material market
Furniture coating prices rises
Clariant raises TiO2 quotations
Tianjin and Zhongshan restrain oil paint usage
Column 5 Import & Export
China's TiO2 import volume surges in Jan. 2018
China's ilmenite import volume surges in Jan. 2018
Column 6 Price Update
China's TiO2 price edges up in March 2018