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Updated to Q1 2018
Global supply of titanium dioxide (TiO2) in Q1 was snug, although buyers were generally able to source sufficient volumes to cover their requirements. TiO2 producers in China remain impacted by the enforcement of stricter environmental protection measures put in place by the government, with some producers continuing to operate at reduced run-rates as the clampdown on polluters persists.
Demand for titanium dioxide (TiO2) pigments was subdued in the first half of Q1 due to weak buying from the paints and coatings sector during the traditional seasonal lull in demand over winter. However, buying appetite in China gained momentum after the Lunar New Year holiday in February. In southeast Asia and India demand remained lukewarm as buyers in the region had to contend with squeezed margins following several rounds of price hikes.
Updated to Q1 2018
There were still some underlying supply limitations during Q1 due to producers' low stock levels and Venator's ongoing extended output disruption at its Pori site in Finland. However, in some cases, there was also talk of a slight easing in supply during the low demand winter season.
Demand from the downstream paints and plastics sectors fell during the winter months. Aside from seasonal factors, there was talk of buyers trying to re-build stocks during low season which may have supported demand to some extent. However, demand from other sectors such as printing inks or paper laminates remained steady during the quarter, because they are not affected by seasonal fluctuations.
Updated to Q1 2018
North American titanium dioxide (TiO2) supply remained chronically tight during Q1, due to a lack of new capacity and an increase in demand as the spring paints and coatings season approached. In addition, the supply of imports continued to be inhibited by environmental strictures in Asia. Delivery times were still about 60 days as the quarter came to an end, and a niche supplier said it was unable to accommodate the influx of new customers seeking pigment.
North America TiO2 demand continued to increase during Q1, despite some persistently harsh winter weather. Market sentiment was linked partly to a generally positive economic outlook, and kept buying interest ratcheted up even as supply continued to be strained. The lack of excess material from Europe and Asia added to stresses in domestic supply.
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