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TiO2/Zircon pricing news

  • July 2017

    Chinese ilmenite mine closures support market

    21 July 2017

    Chinese domestic ilmenite prices were supported by "positive economic sentiment" and the closure of numerous small mines, but seaborne trade have not been impacted so far.

  • Ilmenite prices dip

    13 July 2017

    The price of ilmenite going to China fell below $200 for the first time since April this week.

  • Lomon Billions lifts profit forecast on rising TiO2 prices

    12 July 2017

    China's largest titanium dioxide producer forecasts surging profits on higher TiO2 prices.

  • Price briefing 30 June - 6 July

    07 July 2017

    Rutile prices fell while zircon remained stable; titanium dioxide held unchanged, while chemical chromite and antimony trioxide prices declined again.

  • Chinese TiO2 exports hit recent highs

    04 July 2017

    Volumes of the pigment exported, and prices realised, rise to the highest monthly level since 2013.

  • June 2017

    Price Briefing 23-29 June

    30 June 2017

    Bauxite and antimony trioxide prices moved down this week while iodine prices inched upwards. Meanwhile ilmenite and rutile markets remained unchanged.

  • Ilmenite outlook no clearer despite more optimism

    29 June 2017

    Ilmenite traders eye looming Chinese capacity losses, while welding powder producers fear Stradbroke shutdown which will take around 35,000 tonnes of rutile out of the market by 2020.

  • Ilmenite delivers mixed signals while rutile prices pause

    08 June 2017

    Spreads widened on ilmenite prices to China while rutile markets held unchanged amid little reported trading activity.

  • Price briefing 26 May - 1 June

    02 June 2017

    Strict anti-pollution controls in China continue to impact bauxite production, lifting prices; while rising raw material costs support white fused alumina; rutile prices registered small gain, ilmenite holds firm; andalusite supply in 2017 to fall; barytes fell amid global oversupply; aluminium trifluoride value spike on higher fluorspar prices

  • Ilmenite holds firm, rutile welding price rises

    02 June 2017

    Welding grade rutile prices have strengthened this week on tighter supply in the market, while ilmenite remains stable amid strong demand.

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