- According to customs statistics, China imported about 200,000 tons of titanium slag in June, a year-on-year increase of 22.41% and a month-on-month decrease of 37.94%. The top three countries in terms of imports are: Australia, 70,481 tons, Mozambique, 62,141 tons, and Vietnam, 27,301 tons, respectively. At 36%, 32%, 14%.
The top three import countries in the first half of 2020 are Mozambique, Australia, and Kenya, accounting for 37%, 15%, and 11% of total imports, respectively.
Through the analysis of titanium slag import data, it can be seen that Kenya’s titanium slag output has further declined, and will maintain a certain decline in the future. At the same time, the import volume of Ukraine and Australia has gradually increased, indicating that Australia is importing more and more titanium slag into China for processing. Norwegian titanium slag imports have gradually increased, indicating that with the further integration and concentration of high-titanium slag plants, certain changes have taken place in the global high-titanium slag market. In the future, the titanium raw material market will gradually shift the focus of competition to the Chinese market.
In particular, the competition for raw materials such as high-quality high-titanium slag and artificial rutile suitable for the production of titanium dioxide by the chloride process will further intensify.
- Data analysis of titanium dioxide
According to customs statistics, China imported 13,900 tons of titanium dioxide in June, a year-on-year decrease of 12.65% and a month-on-month decrease of 0.47%. Accumulative imports of 81,700 tons from January to June, up 7.62% year-on-year
China exported 77,300 tons of titanium dioxide in June, a year-on-year decrease of 7.50% and a month-on-month increase of 16.28%. The cumulative exports from January to June were 56.38 tons, a year-on-year increase of 17.04%. The top three countries in terms of export volume are India, South Korea, and Brazil; they account for 13%, 7%, and 6% of total exports respectively.
Affected by the global COVID-19 epidemic, the export volume fell sharply in April and May 2020. As the epidemic eased, the export market of some countries improved in June. Among them, exports from India and Brazil rebounded significantly.
Through the analysis of export data, India is relatively severely affected by the epidemic. In the future, China’s titanium dioxide exports to India are not expected to show explosive growth, and the entire European market is also affected by the epidemic. Recently, China’s titanium dioxide exports to Europe There has been a significant decline in the past month, and the current European market has not seen a large number of new orders. In the future, China’s titanium dioxide export market is expected to be concentrated in Southeast Asia and Brazil.