1、 Price trend
Take the rutile titanium dioxide produced by sulfuric acid process, which has a large volume of goods in the domestic market, as an example. According to the monitoring of bulk commodity data, the market price of titanium dioxide was basically stable this week. The average price of domestic titanium dioxide is 15933.33 yuan/ton.
2、 Market analysis
The market price of titanium dioxide was basically stable this week. The domestic titanium dioxide market has a general trading situation, and the downstream market will purchase as needed near the Spring Festival, with a small amount of stock. The raw material market is at a high level, and titanium dioxide manufacturers are under great pressure, and some manufacturers have been shut down for maintenance. The market as a whole is mainly about maintaining stability. Up to now, most domestic rutile titanium dioxide quotations are between 15000-17500 yuan/ton; The quotation of anatase titanium dioxide is about 14000-14500 yuan/ton.
In terms of titanium concentrate, the price of titanium concentrate in Panxi region kept stable operation. At present, the overall trading volume of the market is acceptable. Downstream titanium dioxide is purchased according to demand, and Panzhihua Mine is limited in operation. The supply of titanium ore in the market is not large, and the overall market is temporarily stable. Up to now, the tax-free quotation of 38-42 grade titanium concentrate is about 1420-1450 yuan/ton, the tax-free quotation of 46 grade 10 titanium concentrate is about 2080-2150 yuan/ton, and the quotation of 47 grade 20 titanium concentrate is about 2300-2400 yuan/ton. In the short term, the transaction of the titanium concentrate market is fair, and the overall market is strong, and the actual transaction price is single.
In terms of sulfuric acid, the domestic sulfuric acid market price fell this week. The price of sulfuric acid decreased from 286.67 yuan/ton on Monday to 280 yuan/ton on Friday, with a decrease of 2.33%. The upstream sulfur market has fallen slightly recently, and the cost support is insufficient. The downstream hydrofluoric acid market fell slightly, the titanium dioxide market was low and consolidated, and the downstream customers were generally motivated to purchase sulfuric acid.
3、 Aftermarket forecast
According to the titanium dioxide analyst of the Business Agency, the market price of sulfuric acid was reduced this week, and the price of titanium concentrate in Panxi was stable. The cost of titanium dioxide is generally supported. At present, the domestic titanium dioxide market demand is still weak. There is a small amount of replenishment in the downstream near the Spring Festival holiday, and the manufacturer’s quotation is more firm. It is expected that the price of titanium dioxide will be stable in the short term, and the actual transaction price will be negotiated.