Current situation analysis and prospect prediction

2022-08-16
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Analysis of the current development situation and forecast of the titanium dioxide industry

after more than 40 years of efforts and development, China's titanium dioxide industry has been in the global manufacturing and consumption center, and will enter a period of development from big to strong

l, the world's largest production capacity

in recent years, the production capacity and output of titanium dioxide in China have increased rapidly. Titanium dioxide production capacity expanded from 340000 tons in 2000 to 1.5 million tons in 2009; The output of titanium dioxide increased from 290000 tons in 2000 to 1.04 million tons in 2009, and the growth rate during this period was much higher than that of the world in the same period. In particular, rutile products grew faster, from 27300 tons in 2000 to 552500 tons in 2009, accounting for 52.3% of the total output of titanium dioxide from 9.41%. In 2010, the production capacity of titanium dioxide in China has exceeded 2million tons, becoming the country with the largest production capacity of titanium dioxide in the world

at the same time, the layout of titanium dioxide production enterprises in China is gradually reasonable. In the 21st century, the development of titanium dioxide industry in China has entered a new development period, and the focus of titanium dioxide industry has gradually shifted to the central and western regions rich in titanium raw materials. In recent years, more than 20 titanium dioxide plants have been built and expanded in central and Western Hunan, Hubei, Guangdong, Guangxi, Yunnan and Panxi, Sichuan, with a production capacity of more than 700000 tons. At present, 70% of the increase in domestic titanium dioxide production capacity is concentrated in the central and Western raw material production areas

2. The industrial concentration is low

generally speaking, the production scale of titanium dioxide enterprises in China is relatively small. According to statistics, at present, the production capacity of more than 30 enterprises in the industry is less than 20000 t/A. The average production capacity of 21 sulfuric acid titanium dioxide plants that can be counted abroad is 71100 T/A, with factories with production capacity greater than 60000 T/a accounting for 67%, while there are only 9 domestic factories with production capacity greater than 60000 T/A, accounting for 13.43% of the total

in 2009, the output of the top 10 enterprises among the 57 full process titanium dioxide enterprises in China was 53.84% Million tons, accounting for 51.4% of the total output of the country. Compared with 68% of the total output of the world's top seven production enterprises, which is the first domestic research base for physical property testing technology of functional film materials, the degree of intensification is still low

3. Import and export increased significantly

according to customs statistics, the import volume of titanium dioxide in China in 2009 was 244900 tons, an increase of 67.73% over the same period in 2000. In recent years, the absolute import of titanium dioxide in China has maintained a rapid growth, accounting for more than 35% of domestic consumption. The main reason why imported titanium dioxide accounts for a high proportion of consumption is that it is difficult for domestic titanium dioxide to enter the domestic high-end titanium dioxide market due to quality reasons. Among the imported titanium dioxide, rutile products are the main ones, accounting for nearly 80% of the total

for a long time, the export volume of titanium dioxide in China has increased slowly, especially after the cancellation of export tax rebate of titanium dioxide by the state on July 1st, 2007, the price advantage of domestic titanium dioxide has weakened, and the export volume has been significantly reduced. The export volume of titanium dioxide in China was 56000 tons in 2000, 138000 tons in 2007 and 103600 tons in 2009. However, this year, with the rapid recovery of the global economy, China's titanium dioxide exports increased rapidly. In January and September, the national exports were nearly 180000 tons, and China has become a net exporter of titanium dioxide

3. Unreasonable product structure

in recent years, enterprises have generally attached importance to technological progress. Through the cooperation with scientific research institutes and colleges and universities, they have actively adopted new technologies and new processes, which has improved the technical level of the titanium dioxide industry as a whole. The grade and added value of products have been continuously improved, gradually releasing high production capacity. At present, the product structure of domestic titanium dioxide has been improved year by year, and the import substitution capacity has been continuously enhanced, However, the proportion of high-end products in the total output is still relatively low, which is far from the international level

it should be noted that although positive development is the mainstream of the development of China's titanium dioxide industry, in recent years, the phenomenon of homogenization and low-level blind expansion of production capacity in China's titanium dioxide industry is very common, which makes the original unreasonable product structure more unbalanced, resulting in an excessive proportion of low-level and low-tech products in the industry, and the expansion rate of market share is lower than the expansion rate of enterprise scale, resulting in the expansion of advantageous production capacity, There is no effective market realization, resulting in a surplus of low-end products, a shortage of high-end products in the domestic market, and a further increase in imports

4. Market consumption has increased year by year

with the sustained and rapid development of China's national economy, the domestic titanium dioxide market demand has been unprecedented prosperity, from 380000 tons in 2000 to 1221000 tons in 2009, an increase of 221.3%. China has become the country with the largest consumption of titanium dioxide in the world. At present, the consumption market of titanium dioxide in China is mainly in South China and East China. According to rough statistics, the consumption of Guangdong, Zhejiang, Fujian, Shandong, Jiangsu and Shanghai accounts for about 70% of the total domestic consumption. Among them, Guangdong and Fujian have large market capacity and a high proportion of imports; The consumption of Shandong, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Shanghai and other provinces and cities in East China is 35 ~ 40%, and the production and sales in North China are basically balanced. In the future, with the strengthening of the development of the central and western regions and the construction of large-scale infrastructure, the consumption of the central and western regions will increase

5. The dependence of raw materials on imports continues to rise

the two main raw materials for titanium dioxide production are titanium concentrate (containing high titanium slag) and sulfur. Sulfur is mainly imported, while the development of domestic titanium concentrate (containing high titanium slag) is far from keeping up with the development speed of titanium industry, and the import volume increases year by year. R from January to September 2010, China imported 1.538 million tons of titanium concentrate, an increase of 629000 tons year-on-year, with an increase of 69%. According to the trend of titanium import volume from January to September, the annual titanium import volume is likely to exceed 2million tons

6. Prediction of development trend

in recent years, driven by their own interests, enterprises have expanded production and built new devices. Information shows that in 2010, there were 9 projects of titanium dioxide enterprises with a production capacity of 510000 T/A; Five projects completed by enterprises outside the industry in 2010, with a production capacity of 285000 T/A; It is estimated that there will be 10 other titanium dioxide projects that can be completed before 2015, with a production capacity of LLO million T/A. By 2010, the total production capacity of titanium dioxide in China will increase to 2.3 million T/A, of which rutile production capacity is nearly 1.6 million T/A. if all the projects expected to be implemented are completed as planned, the total production capacity of titanium dioxide in China will reach 3.4 million T/a by 2015, of which rutile production capacity is 2.7 million T/A. It is worth noting that due to the lack of substantial technical improvement in the expansion projects, some of them are even low-level repeated construction, which will inevitably lead to the development of the domestic titanium dioxide industry is not standardized, and will have a negative impact on the intensive development of the industry

after more than 40 years of development, China has become the country with the most development vitality in the world's titanium dioxide industry. The titanium dioxide industry has shown a momentum of vigorous development and its overall strength has been continuously enhanced. However, we must be sober to see that the impact and impact of the financial crisis on the industry have not completely subsided; The rising trend of raw material prices is obvious; The phenomenon of homogenization and repeated construction has increased unabated; The pace of improving the internal quality of products still cannot keep up with the development needs of the market; The cost performance of the product is difficult to compete with imported titanium dioxide

all this shows that the survival and development of China's titanium dioxide industry is facing great pressure. How to continuously improve its competitiveness and maintain the sustainable development of the industry under the new environmental and economic policy situation is a common topic we face. In terms of China's national conditions, we should pay high attention to the adjustment of national policies in the next stage, which will bring a series of impacts. In addition, experts predict that the development of chlorination process in China has a long way to go. The revitalization plan of the China Federation of petroleum and chemical industries proposes to strive to increase the production capacity of chlorination to 15% of the total production capacity of titanium dioxide by 2015. Whether it can be achieved is still unknown. However, this automobile manufacturer has created many technical achievements in the field of composite materials. It is certain that in the next 5 to 10 years, although the sulfuric acid process will not dominate the world, it will be mainly sulfuric acid process, supplemented by chlorination process

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