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Titanium Dioxide Market Is Temporarily Stable, Titanium Ore Reserves And Rising Intentions

ECHEMI 2022-01-24

1.1. Market price analysis of titanium series


Titanium


The titanium ore market is running steadily this week. As of now, the transaction price of 46.10 titanium ore from small and medium-sized manufacturers is 2150-2220 yuan/ton, 47.20 ore is quoted at 2500-2550 yuan/ton, and 38.42 ore is quoted at 2500-2550 yuan/ton. 1500-1530 yuan / ton; the titanium ore market started at a high level, and the small and medium-sized miners have sufficient orders before the holiday, and more pre-orders are delivered; the supply of raw materials for medium-sized ore is still tight, the market price is high, and the Spring Festival holiday is approaching, the titanium ore market is temporarily stable , miners are reluctant to sell, some small and medium-sized manufacturers do not sign new orders before the holiday, and the market has the intention to rise again.


The imported titanium ore market has maintained a good momentum. As of now, the price of Kenya titanium ore is 390 US dollars / ton, the Australian titanium ore is 400 US dollars / ton, and the Kenmare 50 titanium ore is 450 US dollars / ton; the domestic downstream market demand continues to increase, and the demand for titanium The demand for raw materials has grown steadily. According to customs data: From January to December 2021, China imported about 3.8 million tons of titanium ore (including China Minerals wool ore), an increase of 26.06% compared with the annual import volume of 3.01 million tons in 2020, and the import volume increased by about 785,600 tons ; At present, imported mines are still in a tight state, and the market price will continue to run at a high level.


Titanium slag


The market price of high titanium slag is running smoothly this week. The bidding price of ordinary slag with high titanium slag in the north is 9,000 yuan / ton, and the quotation for high slag with low calcium and magnesium is 10,000 yuan / ton; Affected by the market recently, the new orders of manufacturers are generally in general, and the market price of high slag is temporarily stable.


The market price of acid slag remains stable. Up to now, the ex-factory price including tax in Sichuan is 6010-6200 yuan/ton, and the ex-factory price including tax in Yunnan is 5,800 yuan/ton. The prices of raw and auxiliary materials are high, and the cost pressure of acid slag manufacturers is relatively high. Affected by cost, the price of acid residue is running at a high level.


Titanium tetrachloride


The market price of titanium tetrachloride remains stable, and the market quotation of titanium tetrachloride is at 8,500 yuan/ton; the prices of raw and auxiliary materials remain high, and the cost pressure of enterprises is relatively high. At present, the downstream sponge titanium market is under-operated, and the titanium tetrachloride market is running weakly and steadily .


Titanium dioxide


The market price of titanium dioxide has remained stable. As of now, the ex-factory price of China's rutile titanium dioxide including tax is 18,700-21,000 yuan / ton, and the ex-factory price of anatase titanium dioxide is 17,500-19,000 yuan / ton. At present, the domestic demand market is weak, and the international market demand is still strong. According to customs data, China's titanium dioxide export volume will be 1.3117 million tons in 2021, compared with 1.2142 million tons in 2020, an increase of 8.03%, and an increase of about 9.75% in export volume. tons. Titanium dioxide manufacturers are operating at a high level, most of them are in full production state, enterprises have more orders on hand, and manufacturers mainly deliver more orders. Recently, the titanium dioxide market quotations have been stable, and the downstream market is mostly used to complete stocking in the early stage. At present, on-demand procurement is maintained. The titanium dioxide market is temporarily running steadily, and the market price remains high.


Sulfuric acid


This week, the sulfuric acid market was organized and operated, and the price of sulfuric acid went up and down. As of now, the price of sulfuric acid in Shandong is 560-660 yuan / ton, the price of sulfuric acid in Anhui is 400-460 yuan / ton, and the price of sulfuric acid in Guangxi is 450-550 yuan. / ton; due to the slight recovery in the downstream phosphate fertilizer market demand, the overall inventory in the region is low, and the acid price has risen. Recently, the price of raw material sulfuric acid has remained high, the purchase volume of some downstream enterprises has increased, the inventory of enterprises has decreased significantly, and the acid price has increased. In the downstream chemical industry, as the Spring Festival holiday is approaching, companies reduce their procurement plans. There is no short-term pressure on the inventory of acid companies. It is expected that the Guangdong market will maintain stability before the holiday, and the focus of transactions will continue to decline. However, as the Spring Festival holiday is approaching, most companies remain on the sidelines, and sour companies have little intention to adjust prices.


Sponge titanium


The titanium sponge market remained stable this week. The price of grade 1 titanium sponge in the market was 73,000-85,000 yuan/ton. The price of magnesium ingots has dropped recently, and the cost of titanium sponge has eased slightly. Multi-dimensional stable operation.


Market outlook forecast:


1. Small and medium-sized miners are reluctant to sell, and the titanium ore market has a rising intention;
2. The domestic market for titanium dioxide is weak, and the price of titanium dioxide remains stable;
3. The price of raw materials is high, the downstream market demand is stable, and the price of sponge titanium is stable.

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