TiO2 shipments to Russian market slump in January - July

01 September 2016 10:44 Source:ICIS News

MOSCOW (MRC)--Imports of titanium dioxide (TiO2) into the Russian market decreased over the first seven months of 2016 by 41% year on year to 24,700 tonnes, according to MRC’s DataScope report.

The downward trend of TiO2 imports to Russia continued in 2016, with a complete cessation of shipments of Ukrainian TiO2 imports from SumyKhimprom.

20,000 tonnes of material were imported from Ukraine in the same period of 2015. To date, SumyKhimprom focused on meeting demand in the domestic market, due to the blockade of the Crimea and the absence of shipments to Ukraine by Crimean Titan. The plant does not offer export quantities for Russia.

Chemours (formerly DuPont) has significantly increased its import share. The company’s shipments rose by 46% over the stated period to 7,600 tonnes. Deliveries of the Finnish producer Sachtleben Chemie fell by 33% to 2,900 tonnes. Imports of Kronos’ TiO2 decreased by 11%, reaching 4,100 tonnes from January to July 2016.

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By Sergey Vorona