EU March TiO2 imports down, exports up against March 2012

18 June 2013 11:36  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--The EU imported 22% less titanium dioxide (TiO2) from the rest of the world in March 2013 than a year earlier, Eurostat data showed on Tuesday.

However, on a month-by-month basis, imports went up 25% in March 2013, compared with February 2013.

Exports of TiO2 from the EU to the rest of the world were up 16% in March 2013 compared with March 2012.

Exports increased by 9% in March 2013 compared with February 2013.

The European TiO2 market has been long for the past 12 months and as a result, EU producers have been trying to sell their product overseas. At the same time, low-priced offers by Chinese sellers made several European buyers import more TiO2, hence the 25% increase in March 2013 from February 2013.

TiO2 imports and exports (source: Eurostat, units: tonnes)




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By: Janos Gal
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