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The 2011 TiO2 Pigment Annual Review details the titanium supply chain, manufacturing technologies, characteristics, demand, supply, trade, pigment plant economics and trends and outlooks. Trade data review, producer profiles and pigment plant locaters are also included as appendices.

Capacity growth during the next 10 years is expected to be driven by above global average demand growth in Asia-Pacific. TZMI expects global capacity to grow by 4.7% in the period 2010 to 2013 with 65% of new capacity being installed in Asia-Pacific.

The highly anticipated second edition of TiO2 Pigment Annual Review has just been released by independent industry experts TZMI. This 2011 edition is dedicated to providing industry participants with an overview of the global titanium pigment market and extends beyond the scope of TZMI’s flagship Mineral Sands Annual Review by carefully examining the structure and market dynamics of the global titanium pigment industry.

TiO2 Pigment Annual Review has been developed as a benchmark publication to provide this much sought after information to the sector. TZMI presents its own views, numbers and forecasts within this publication, contrasting against alternative publically available information.

The 2011TiO2 Pigment Annual Review details the titanium supply chain, manufacturing technologies, characteristics, demand, supply, trade, pigment plant economics and trends and outlooks. Trade data review, producer profiles and pigment plant locaters are also included as appendices.

In the study TZMI reports that the TiO2 industry is currently rebounding from years of persistently low margins and this trend appears likely to continue for several years provided a macro-economic calamity such as the Global Financial Crisis does not recur. TZMI expects global demand for pigment to grow by 4.4% CAGR in the period 2010 to 2013, with demand in North America growing by 2.2% and 6.7% in Asia-Pacific. Total global demand is expected to grow from 5.31 million tonnes in 2010 to 6.05 million tonnes in 2013.

The first quarter of 2009 turned out to be one of the worst the industry ever encountered, down 34% compared to the first quarter in 2008. As production eventually dropped below demand, the supply chain de-stocked. However the recovery in 2010 was firm with trade volumes increasing to 3.6 million tonnes in 2010, or 68% of global demand.

Capacity growth during the next 10 years is expected to be driven by above global average demand growth in Asia-Pacific. TZMI expects global capacity to grow by 4.7% in the period 2010 to 2013 with 65% of new capacity being installed in Asia-Pacific.

Analysis also covers further stress on the market in 2011 due to the security of supply of feedstocks. Feedstock producers have reacted with a spate of price increases. In some cases, TZMI believes pigment producers will be unable to source adequate feedstock supplies and be forced to temporarily idle or reduce output. Similarly, TiO2 producers are likely to be unable to meet the demands of all of their customers as the lingering effects of 2009 capacity shutdowns and the shortage of feedstocks limit their ability to meet market demand; furthermore, there is no available inventory from which to supply short-term customer needs as has been the case in prior years.

The 2011 TiO2 Pigment Annual Review provides an annual review of the global TiO2 pigment sector and the content is structured as a combination of data presentation, interpretation and analysis, inter-dispersed with some historical references to give the reader a context from which to draw their own perceptions. Where appropriate, TZMI includes its own forecasts for key industry data.

For more information about subscription to TiO2 Pigment Annual Review please visit http://www.tzmi.com.

About TZMI
TZMI is a global, independent consulting and publishing company with offices in Australia, the US, Europe, Africa and China. The strength of TZMI’s consulting services stems from extensive practical experience in the mineral sands, titanium dioxide and coatings industries and from a comprehensive database, which has been built up over many years.

TZMI has proven expertise gained from our consultants having many years of direct operating experience in the industry in chief executive, senior operational, analytical and marketing roles.
TZMI’s publications and data services support the consulting activities and ensure up-to-date, high quality and comprehensive data, analysis and information across the mineral sands, zircon and TiO2 pigment industries.

TZMI provides operational and technical expert advice on many areas including:

  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Market Assessments and industry analysis
  • Due diligence
  • Pre-feasibility studies incl. preliminary capital and operating cost estimation
  • Competitive cost analysis and benchmarking
  • Technical reviews and audits
  • Resource assessments
  • Physical separation test work
  • Flowsheet development
  • Customised data analysis and reporting

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