Titanium Feedstock Markets

Titanium feedstocks are characterised by two primary product chains: TiO2 pigment and the titanium metal sector. TiO2 pigment production accounts for almost 90% of global titanium feedstock consumption. Titanium metal manufacture is the second primary feedstock consumer, while the remaining feedstock supply is used to produce welding electrode fluxes, titanium-based chemicals, hard metals, vitreous enamels, catalysts, and a variety of glass and electro-ceramic products.

Titanium feedstock demand is intrinsically linked to the TiO2 pigment sector; therefore, it is exposed to the pigment producers’ stocking and de-stocking cycles and seasonal demand for paint.