Global TiO2 Pigment Producers

Comparative Cost & Profitability Study

Released: Annually
The TiO2 Pigment Producers Comparative Cost and Profitability Study (PCS) provides a detailed analysis of the TiO2 pigment manufacturing industry for the prior year.
In the 2019 edition, 21 chloride process plants were reviewed, representing 100% of the global chloride output. A total of 63 sulfate plants were assessed.


CONTENTS

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
METHODOLOGY
TiO2 PIGMENT MARKET FUNDAMENTALS
  • TiO2 pigment pricing fundamentals
  • TiO2 pigment pricing long-term expectations
  • TiO2 pigment price forecasts
  • TiO2 pigment demand
  • Operating rates
  • Technology summary: Chloride
  • Technology summary: Sulfate
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COST AND PROFITABILITY CURVES
  • TiO2 global cost curve: 2018
  • Global revenue to cash cost curve: 2018
  • TiO2 global profitability curve: 2018
  • Cost and profitability: All plants, 2018
  • Industry manufacturing cash costs: 2014-2018
  • TiO2 global cost curve: 2018
  • TiO2 global cost curve forecast: 2019f
  • TiO2 global cost curve forecast: 2020f
  • TiO2 global cost curve forecast: 2021f
  • TiO2 global cost curve forecast: 2022f
  • TiO2 global cost curve forecast: 2023f
  • Global producers
  • Regional producers
  • TiO2 cost curve by producer type: 2018
  • TiO2 pigment profitability curve by producer type: 2018
  • Regional view of manufacturing costs: 2018
  • TiO2 pigment cost curve by region: 2018
  • TiO2 pigment profitability curve by region: 2018
  • Regional cost curves: 2018
  • TiO2 pigment cost curve by technology: 2018
  • TiO2 pigment profitability curve by technology: 2018
  • Cost and profitability: Chloride plants in 2018
  • Cost and profitability: Sulfate plants in 2018
  • Chloride versus sulfate producers: 2018
  • Chloride versus sulfate technology: 2014-2018
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GLOBAL PRODUCER PROFILES
  • TiO2 pigment portfolio analysis: Global producers 2018
  • Chemours: 2014-2018
  • Chemours: Position on curves: 2018
  • Cristal: 2014-2018
  • Cristal: Position on curves: 2018
  • Kronos: 2014-2018
  • Kronos: Position on curves: 2018
  • Lomon Billions: 2014-2018
  • Lomon Billions: Position on curves: 2018
  • Tronox: 2014-2018
  • Tronox: Position on curves: 2018
  • Venator: 2014-2018
  • Venator: Position on curves: 2018
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COST DEVELOPMENTS
  • Cost developments all sites: 2014-2018
  • Titanium feedstock consumption by producer: 2018
  • Coke consumption by producer: 2018
  • Chlorine consumption by producer: 2018
  • Sulfuric acid consumption by producer: 2018
  • Fixed costs: 2014-2018
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FACTORS AFFECTING RESULTS
  • Titanium feedstock
  • Titanium feedstock: Transport
  • Chlor-alkali chemicals
  • Sulfuric acid
  • Calcined petroleum coke
  • Energy
  • Waste treatment solutions
  • Co-products
  • Foreign exchange rates
  • Other factors
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DEFINITIONS
  • Titanium feedstocks
  • Technical definitions
  • Financial definitions
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APPENDICES:
  • Producer manufacturing statements