Market summary of high titanium slag in the first half of 2022

In the first half of the year, as the prices of raw materials continued to rise, the prices of downstream products continued to improve, and the market demand for chlorination process high titanium slag further increased. In June, due to the strong demand in the high slag market, the acid slag market continued to weaken. Most acid slag manufacturers in Yunnan switched to producing high-titanium slag, resulting in a substantial increase in the production of high slag. In July, the high slag market was oversupplied and the prices of downstream products Under the influence of weakening, the market price of high slag fell by more than 200 yuan / ton.

In the first quarter, the market supply of high titanium slag continued to be tight. In the second quarter, there were many resumption and production enterprises in the market. According to statistics from Tuduoduo, the output of high titanium slag from January to June 2022 was about 131,900 tons, an increase of about 8% over the same period last year. The monthly output is 22,000 tons. In the high-slag market from January to May, due to environmental protection and equipment issues, the Liaoning and Inner Mongolia markets were under-operated, and the supply of high-slag was in tight. Statistics show that the monthly increase in output of high-slag in Yunnan is around 5,000-6,000 tons. However, in Inner Mongolia, Chengde, and Sichuan, there will also be new high-slag production capacity put into operation in July-August, and the market supply will increase again.

This year, due to the large release of downstream chlorination method titanium dioxide production capacity and the new output of sponge titanium products, the high-slag market supply is also in a tense situation. The pressure of high-priced orders is greater, and the high-slag market has weakened. In the second half of the year, Longbai Group’s 200,000 tons of chlorinated titanium dioxide will be put into production, and sponge titanium will also increase steadily, and the demand for high slag will increase to a certain extent in the second half of the year.

The supply of high titanium slag increases, the downstream market continues to be weak, and the price of high slag will drop slightly in the short term, but the price of titanium raw materials is still high, and the new production capacity of the chlorination method market will be released in the second half of the year, and the market supply and demand will increase.

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Import and export data of titanium products in the first quarter of 2022

According to customs data, China imported 135,300 tons of titanium ore in March 2022, with a monthly average price of US$392/ton, a year-on-year decrease of 65.83% and a month-on-month decrease of 50.81; from January to March 2022, China imported about 794,600 titanium ore. tons, a year-on-year decrease of 22.63%, and imports decreased by about 232,500 tons. The demand in the international market is strong, and the demand for imported titanium ore is large. In addition, the imported ore from Kenmare was not shipped to the port in March, and the import volume of Mozambique declined.

Titanium raw materials are still in short supply in the international market, and the demand for titanium dioxide in the international market is strong, which has a great impact on the supply of goods in the domestic market. The import volume in the first quarter declined compared with the same period last year.

According to customs data, China’s titanium dioxide exports in March 2022 were about 145,000 tons, a year-on-year increase of 14.32% and a month-on-month increase of 42.96%; the cumulative export volume of titanium dioxide from January to March 2022 was about 388,000 tons, a year-on-year increase of 18.32%. Exports increased by about 60,000 tons.

The international market demand for titanium dioxide continues to be strong, and the market export volume also maintains a steady growth trend. In March, the export volume of titanium dioxide reached a record high, and the export volume nearly accounted for the domestic production in January/February.

In March 2022, the import of sponge titanium was about 1327.4 tons, an increase of 145.35% year-on-year and a month-on-month increase of 0.12%; from January to March 2022, China’s cumulative import of sponge titanium was about 4090.3 tons, an increase of 117.67% year-on-year, and the import volume increased by about 2211.71 tons.

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