After the recession of June, July, August three months, from the beginning of September, the titanium dioxide market enters to the track again, many companies have also announced the price adjustment response to the market. In mid-September the domestic sulfuric acid rutile titanium dioxide mainstream price is 17500-18000 yuan / ton, up 500 yuan / ton, or about 3%; anatase titanium dioxide mainstream price of 14500-15000 yuan / ton, compared with Last month rose 500 yuan / ton, or about 4%. Production enterprises that titanium dioxide raw materials titanium concentrate supply tight, the recent price prices continue to rise, the greater the difficulty of the purchase price is the main reason for the price of titanium dioxide; another “gold nine silver ten” just need to increase the export orders are good this is the price of titanium dioxide s reason. Raw materials, by the impact of environmental protection policies, most of the domestic titanium concentrate to choose to shut down or cut, so that the market supply less, the price gradually increased.
Titanium dioxide market will remain tight balance operation in the future, the new demand is 32 million tons, 300,000 tons on 2017 and 2018, while the new capacity is only 170,000 tons, 250,000 tons, the price is expected to remain at 18,000 yuan / ton (Rutile type) around the strong price.
New demand mainly are from the real estate sales to bring the inertia improvement: as the main body of titanium dioxide consumption of paint by the impact of real estate sales significantly, its growth rate is generally lagging behind the real estate sales growth rate of about 1 year or so. Real estate sales improved from mid-2015, the growth rate in early 2017 has been declining but still at a high level, it is estimated that by the end of 2018, real estate sales will continue to pull the inertia of titanium demand to the better.
Export rapid growth contribution to the important increase: Benefit from the strong demand in developing countries in Asia and the US and South Korean real estate to pick up, titanium dioxide, the rapid growth in overseas demand. China’s titanium dioxide exports in the first half of this year, a new high, reaching 396,000 tons, an increase of 13.7%. Rapid growth is expected to continue. The increase in export demand for titanium dioxide demand is close to 1/3.