Global Titanium Ore Mining Market 2016-2020

  • Published: Apr 2016
  • Pages: 64
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This market research report presents a detailed segmentation of the global titanium ore mining market by ore type (ilmenite and rutile), by end user (titanium dioxide and others), and by geography (APAC, Europe, North America, and ROW). The leading vendors in this market are The Chemours, Iluka Resources, Rio Tinto, Trimex Sands, and Tronox.

Overview of the global titanium ore mining market

Technavio’s market research analyst predicts that the global titanium ore mining market will grow at a slow but steady CAGR of over 2% during the forecast period. One of the primary drivers for this market is the growing demand for titanium in industries like plastic, paper, and wallboard as it imparts a white color. Titanium dioxide is increasingly being used as a substitute to lead mainly by the paint industry as it helps to mitigate environmental concerns. With the use of titanium dioxide nanoparticle in high-proficiency photovoltaic fittings, the growth prospects for this market will have a positive outlook until the end of 2020.

An important trend spurring growth in this market is the emerging applications of titanium. In this industry report, the analysts have estimated that titanium will also be used in applications related to heat exchangers, chemical process and bleaching equipment in the paper industry. The advent of geothermal energy technologies is also expected to elevate the demand for titanium as the metal has a higher melting point than steel. The low lifecycle cost of titanium in these applications will make it a preferred material for various applications over the next few years.

Segmentation by ore type and analysis of the titanium ore mining market

  • Ilmenite
  • Rutile

The ilmenite segment is the largest in the titanium ore mining market and is expected to generate close to 7 million metric tons by the end of the forecast period. Ilmenite is an important ore of titanium and is consumed in its natural form to manufacture titanium slag and other synthetic rutile products. Since ilmenite contains more than 46% titanium dioxide, it can be used to beneficiate titanium concentrates.

Geographical segmentation of the titanium ore mining market

  • APAC
  • Europe
  • North America
  • ROW

The APAC region was the market leader in the global titanium ore mining market with approximately 47% market share in 2015. Increased demand for pigments in the automotive and construction industries will ensure robust market growth during the forecast period. Titanium’s rising demand from emerging economies in the APAC region will also play a significant role in fostering market growth.

Competitive landscape and key vendors

The global titanium ore mining market has a limited number of mining companies. However, most of the market shares are concentrated among producers. Titanium is found in two forms, namely ilmenite and rutile. Around 5% of titanium concentrate is used to produce metal, and the rest is used by titanium dioxide manufacturers to supply titanium dioxide pigments so that the paint and plastics manufacturers can enhance properties like strength and opacity in products.

Key vendors in the market are -

  • The Chemours
  • Iluka Resources
  • Rio Tinto
  • Trimex Sands
  • Tronox

Other vendors in the market include Base Titanium Limited, Yunnan Dahutong Investment Group, Sierra Rutile Limited, Cristal Mining Australia Limited, and Zhongsheng Resources Holdings Limited.

Key questions answered in the report include

  • What will the market size and the growth rate be in 2020?
  • What are the key factors driving the global titanium ore mining market?
  • What are the key market trends impacting the growth of the global titanium ore mining market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in the global titanium ore mining market?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the vendors in the global titanium ore mining market?
  • Trending factors influencing the market shares of APAC, Europe, North America, and ROW.
  • What are the key outcomes of the five forces analysis of the global titanium ore mining market?

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Titanium is one of the most abundant structural metals present in the Earth’s crust. It is widely distributed and occurs chiefly in the minerals ilmenite and rutile. These mineral sources are extracted from sand containing only a small percentage of these sources by weight. Once the minerals are separated, the remaining sand is returned to the deposit, and the land is re-cultivated.

The report, global titanium ore mining market, is part of Technavio’s chemicals and materials research portfolio. This portfolio provides a comprehensive market analysis along with the market share, market sizing, and market segmentations covering areas such as additives, adhesives and sealantsagrochemicals and fertilizersbio-chemicals and bio-materialschemical engineering equipmentglass and ceramicsindustrial gasesmetals and mineralsolefinspaints, coatings, and pigmentspersonal protective equipmentplastics, polymers, and elastomers, and specialty chemicals. These market research reports provide a perspective on the various market opportunities and market threats along with the key trends that would influence the market growth during the forecast period. It presents insights into the changing competitive landscape and a detailed profiling and market analysis of the vendors. Also covered in the research are the key regions or countries that would have an impact on the market during the assessment years.

Table of Contents

PART 01:  Executive summary

  • Highlights

PART 02:  Scope of  the report

  • Market overview

PART 03:  Market research methodology

  • Research methodology
  • Economic indicators

PART 04:  Introduction

  • Key market highlights

PART 05:  Market landscape

  • Market size and forecast
  • Five forces analysis

PART 06:  Market segmentation  by ore type

  • Global titanium ore mining market by type
  • Global ilmenite market
  • Global rutile market

PART 07:  Market segmentation  by end user

  • Global titanium ore mining market by end-user
  • Global titanium ore mining market in titanium dioxide segment
  • Global titanium ore mining market in other segments

PART 08:  Geographical segmentation

  • Global titanium ore mining market by geography
  • Titanium ore mining market in APAC
  • Titanium ore mining market in Europe
  • Titanium ore mining market in North America
  • Titanium ore mining market in ROW

PART 09:  Market drivers

PART 10:  Impact of drivers

PART 11:  Market challenges

PART 12:  Impact of drivers and challenges

PART 13:  Market trends

PART 14:  Vendor landscape

  • Competitive scenario
  • Other prominent vendors

PART 15:  Key vendor analysis

  • Chemours
  • Iluka Resources
  • Rio Tinto
  • Trimex Sands
  • Tronox

PART 16:  Appendix

  • List of abbreviations

PART 17:  Explore Technavio

Research Framework

Technavio presents a detailed picture of the market by way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources. The analysts have presented the various facets of the market with a particular focus on identifying the key industry influencers. The data thus presented is comprehensive, reliable, and the result of extensive research, both primary and secondary.


Primary sources

  • Manufacturers and suppliers
  • Channel partners
  • Industry experts
  • Strategic decision makers

Secondary sources

  • Industry journals and periodicals
  • Government data
  • Financial reports of key industry players
  • Historical data
  • Press releases


Data Synthesis

  • Collation of data
  • Estimation of key figures
  • Analysis of derived insights

Data Validation

  • Triangulation with data models
  • Reference against proprietary databases
  • Corroboration with industry experts



  • Market drivers
  • Market challenges
  • Market trends
  • Five forces analysis


  • Market size and forecast
  • Market segmentation
  • Geographical insights
  • Competitive landscape
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