The coming 2022 was set to start from a higher ground.

The coming 2022 was set to start from a higher ground.

After Kronos’ announcement in 02nd Nov, on 17th Venator announced the 400USD/MT increase in asia pacific region since 1st Jan. 2022. And today, TRONOX announced the 350USD/MT increase in the same region.
At the meanwhile, the Chinese suppliers is quiet and easy. Some of them lower their price a little, but most of the suppliers kept their price still. In a whole view, the price is stable. But now, the dealers’ stock is not abundant. If the output comes into a shortage, the price will jump quickly.

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TiO2 market analysis in the mid of Nov.2021

TiO2 market analysis in the mid of Nov.2021

In the early of this month, KRONOS announced 400USD/MT price increase effect from 1th Jan. 2022.
Our analysist thinks it was more like a late response to earlier market increasing. With the restriction of Memorandum of Cooperation(MOC), the increasing pressure was passed to next year. But more importantly, the global shortage of chloride process tio2 is a strong pillar stone to the price increasing.

But to the Sulphate process products, it is another story. After the increasing wave in late of Oct.2021, the market is far more weaker than expected. After breaking the record time again and again, the market finally calms down a little bit. And people are waiting to the ChinaCoat2021, and expecting a drop after that.

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Analysis of Titanium Dioxide Production in October 2021

Analysis of Titanium Dioxide Production in October 2021

According to Toodudu.com, in October 2021, China’s titanium dioxide output was 323,800 tons, an increase of 7.90% month-on-month and a decrease of 0.34% year-on-year. The total output from January to October 2021 was about 3,143,400 tons, an increase of 10.63% year-on-year, and the output increased by about 302,100 tons from the same period last year.
The top three regions in October output were Sichuan, Shandong, and Anhui, which accounted for 22%, 15%, and 12% of the total output;
In October, due to restricted gas in Panzhihua, the output of individual manufacturers decreased slightly, but the overall impact was not significant; manufacturers in other regions resumed production, and the overall output of titanium dioxide increased in October. In early November, some large plants were overhauled, and some companies’ power curtailment was eased, but it was still affected. New production capacity was released in November. It is expected that the output of titanium dioxide in November will increase slightly compared with October. Weak, the market price of titanium dioxide will weaken steadily.

Source:tdd_tai

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Jiangsu, Guangdong and other regions increase industrial electricity prices by up to 50%

Jiangsu, Guangdong and other regions increase industrial electricity prices by up to 50%

Industrial electricity prices increase

The Executive Meeting of the State Council (hereinafter referred to as the “National Standing Committee”) held on October 8 emphasized that the fluctuation range of market transaction electricity prices should be adjusted from no more than 10% and 15%, respectively, to no more than 20% in principle, and classification adjustments should be made. , For high-energy-consuming industries, prices can be formed by market transactions and are not subject to a 20% rise.

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Analysis of Titanium Dioxide Output of Sep.2020

Analysis of Titanium Dioxide Output of Sep.2020

According to Tu Duoduo’s statistics, China’s titanium dioxide output in September 2021 was 301,000 tons, a decrease of 2.86% from the previous month and a decrease of 0.70% year-on-year. The total output from January to September 2021 was approximately 2,189,600 tons, an increase of 12.05% year-on-year. An increase of approximately 303,200 tons during the same period.

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LB group leads another price increasing trend.

LB group leads another price increasing trend.

LB Group issued an announcement on the evening of October 12th. From now on, the sales price of the company’s various types of titanium dioxide (including sulfuric acid method titanium dioxide and chloride method titanium dioxide) will be increased by 700 yuan/ton to various domestic customers on the basis of the original price. , To increase US$100/ton for various international customers. It is worth mentioning that this is the ninth price increase announcement issued by the company during the year.

On October 11, the company issued an announcement stating that according to factors such as the market demand for sponge titanium and the increase in raw material prices, the company’s price committee decided that from now on, the company’s subsidiary Yunnan Guotitanium Metal Co., Ltd. and Gansu Detongguo Titanium Metals Co., Ltd. will increase the tax-included sales price of titanium sponge products by RMB 20,000 per ton for various customers on the basis of the original price.

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China Coal Hub Suspends Mines After Floods During Energy Crisis

China Coal Hub Suspends Mines After Floods During Energy Crisis

During the National Day holiday, Shanxi was hit by heavy rainfall: the largest flood peak in 40 years, the suspension of railroad tracks, the transfer of tens of thousands of people overnight, the suspension of production of 27 coal mines and 99 non-coal mines…

In the context of the current thermal coal market, which is already tight in supply and demand, more than 20 coal mines in Shanxi Province have been closed due to flood control needs, triggering concerns that the thermal coal market will have a larger gap after the holiday.

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TiO2 market analysis and price trend

TiO2 market analysis and price trend

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