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TiO2/Zircon pricing news

  • October 2017

    Zircon, ilmenite price rise as rutile makes moderate gains

    12 October 2017

    Zircon consumers continue to feel the pain of tight supply while ilmenite prices have risen again and rutile stabilized after earlier gains this month.

  • Chinese TiO2 producers raise prices in October

    11 October 2017

    After the China National Holidays, TiO2 companies couldn’t wait to start another round of price increases, lead by Lomon Billions, the biggest producer in China.

  • Titanium dioxide buyers scramble for limited supply

    06 October 2017

    Titanium dioxide markets are reportedly very tight, as sellers focus on serving existing customers.

  • IM's September Price Movements

    02 October 2017

    IM's monthly price movements.

  • September 2017

    Ilmenite prices firm, India boosts imports

    28 September 2017

    India has escalated African ilmenite imports to fill a domestic shortfall as prices firm. Meanwhile seaborne ilmenite bound for China is set to rise in price amidst supply constraints and environmental clampdowns in China.

  • Sheffield secures second zircon offtake agreement

    26 September 2017

    The mineral sands producer has secured a second binding zircon offtake agreement for the sale of its premium zircon from the Thunderbird project to ceramic raw material supplier Sukaso Ceracolors Ceramics.

  • Price briefing 8 - 14 September

    15 September 2017

    Lithium carbonate prices jump on proposed ICE ban in China; European refractory silicon carbide market posts uptick; Chinese magnesia market continues to surge; Ilmenite price spreads widen amid uncertainty; Zircon prices rise after Iluka announces hikes; China TiO2 producers announce more price hikes; Two of the largest rare earth producers increase prices for light rare earth elements in September.

  • China TiO2 producers announce more price hikes

    15 September 2017

    Chinese producers have announced another wave of domestic price hikes in recent weeks, the 7th round of announcements so far in 2017.

  • Ilmenite price spreads widen amid uncertainty

    14 September 2017

    While supply constraints in China allowed some to achieve higher prices a more general market weakness was reported by others in the lead up to the next round of buying.

  • Zircon prices rise after Iluka announces hikes

    14 September 2017

    Recent price increases from Iluka and Rio Tinto have led to higher spot prices amid a slight squeeze in supply.

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