[ferro-alloys.com] Offers of Titanium enterprises in China are up and down this week. Part high offer of titanium ore is loose; supply of high titanium slag does not meet its demand, part enterprises raise their offers; some high ferro-titanium factories have accepted more orders from steel mill and their offers have a slight rise; offers of other products like titanium sponge, titanium dioxide and titanium material are relatively stable.
Since 2017, price of titanium ore is always up, of which, offer at a higher level of part middle and small ore dealer reached to RMB 2,150 to RMB 2,200, excluding VAT, risen by 33% compared to the beginning of the week. After price of part titanium ore adjusts at a higher level, recently, offer at a higher level of titanium ore in Panxi , Yunnan is loose, relatively high offer of producers in the earlier stage emerges in a drop of about RMB 100/mt, and offer of large-size plant is stable; however, offer of large-size plant in Hebei has a slight rise.
This week, most plants in titanium dioxide market run stable, suffering from supply of raw material, part plants in south west district has a low rate of operation, and the whole rate of operation is not less than 70%, source of goods is still tense, so the mention of plants is optimistic, dealers trade prudently; the downstream accepts the goods prudently, and the purchasing is mostly to maintain the production demand.
- [Editor:Wang Linyan]