Titanium dioxide Prices, markets & analysis
ICIS has recently expanded its Titanium Dioxide market coverage, and now provides price reporting and analysis for countries within the CIS region. Using ‘on the ground’ experts, ICIS Titanium Dioxide coverage provides independent, trusted price assessments and regional market commentary, enabling you to track buyer behaviour and make evidence-based trading decisions.
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- Assess CPT import figures and negotiate using the latest market prices.
- Track CIS trade and price levels to maximise trading opportunities.
- Identify trade patterns and arbitrage opportunities with Asia and Europe.
- Assess supply and demand with monthly pricing and trade information.
- Monitor economic and geo-political factors affecting the CIS region.
Titanium dioxide Overview Transcript
Titanium dioxide is a naturally occurring oxide of titanium it’s typically called by it’s chemical formula which is TiO2. When used as a pigment it is called Titanium White or Pigment White 6.
TiO2 is mainly used as a white powder pigment because of its brightness and high refractive index. It is used in paints and coatings and also glazes and enamels, plastics, paper, inks, fibres, food, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics.
TiO2 is also resistant to discolouration under ultra violet light and is used in plastics and sun screens
Another growing outlet is as a photocatalyst where it is used in applications such as light emitting diodes, liquid crystal displays, and electrodes for plasma displays.
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The consumption of TiO2 in the CIS has been growing steadily, with imports totalling around 90,000 tonnes in 2013. Ukraine is traditionally a net exporter, while Russia and other FSU countries are importers. Russian and Belarusian consumers source the material in Ukraine, the US, EU and China, while Kazakhstan imports mostly from the EU.
At the same time, the market for TiO2 in the CIS countries is quite fragmented. In Russia alone there are several hundred consumers of TiO2; in 2013, 243 companies imported TiO2 in Russia. These are producers of paints and coatings, converters of PVC, PS and other polymers.
In the mainstream market, price spread between different TiO2 grades is rather wide, reaching over a thousand US dollars per tonne, depending on producer and grade.
The market has been growing steadily, mainly driven by the construction sector, but the prospects for increasing demand are now rather uncertain. Nevertheless, the market has a degree of complexity which merits a professional report to help its participants.
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ICIS collects pricing data on a wide range of chemical, energy and fertilizer products, including Titanium dioxide. Our extensive experience in price reporting means we can offer you access to historical data dating back more than 20 years for certain commodities.
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