Production of titanium dioxide increased slightly
The reporter learned from the titanium white sub-center of the * Chemical Industry Productivity Promotion Center that the center recently conducted annual production data statistics for each member unit. In 2018, the overall output of the 39 large-scale titanium dioxide production enterprises with full-process capacity, which can maintain normal production, is 2.953 million tons, an increase of 84,000 tons over 2017, an increase of 2.94 percent.
Of the total output of 2,953,800 tons of titanium dioxide, the rutile type was 2,292,000 tons, accounting for 77.61 percent; the Anatase type was 507,600 tons, accounting for 17.18 percent; and other titanium dioxide, such as non-pigment, was 154,000 tons, accounting for 5.21 percent.
According to customs statistics, in 2018 China imported 209,200 tons of titanium dioxide, a decrease of 2.7 percent, and exported about 907,200 tons, an increase of 9.18 percent.