Tronox Q3 hampered by ore costs and zircon collapse

By John Ollett
Published: Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Zircon volumes fall 74%; ore costs up $1,000/tonne; TiO2 and zircon price declines

Leading titanium dioxide (TiO2) pigment and feedstock producer Tronox struggled during Q3 2012, as TiO2 ore costs rose, zircon volumes collapsed and prices declined across the board.

This was the US company’s first full-quarter operating as an integrated TiO2 producer having completed and taken possession of the feedstock assets and...

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