Lomon Billions Group’s titanium white revenue in H1 2020 drops YoY 09-18-2020

In late July 2020, Lomon Billions Group revealed its semi-annual report for the first half of 2020. According to the report, the company’s revenue in the first half of 2020 was approximately RMB 6.3 billion, which was an increase of 17.98% compared to the same period last year. In particular, Lomon Billions Group earned USD 691.77 million (RMB 4.84 billion) from its titanium white business, down by 5.05% YoY.

In terms of production and marketing, Lomon Billions Group produced 310 thousand tons of titanium white by a sulfuric acid process, 95 thousand tons of titanium white by a chloride process, and 1.9 million tons of iron ore concentrates, which were respective increases of 13.51%, 183.17%, and 7.56% YoY in H1 2020. The production of titanium concentrates was 437 thousand tons, down by 0.71% YoY in H1 2020. The total sales volume of titanium white was 355 thousand tons, which was a 15.62% YoY growth in H1 2020. Among the 355 thousand tons of titanium white, the exported titanium white increased by 23.13% YoY in H1 2020, with 197 thousand tons exported.

Titanium white prices expected to increase during H2 2020

The price of titanium white will continue to rise during the second half of 2020, with an estimated growth of RMB 500/ton. On September 7, Lomon Billions Group announced an increase in its selling price of titanium white. According to Lomon Billions Group, prices of all types of titanium white will increase by RMB 500/ton for customers in China and increase by USD 100/ton for international customers. Two days after the announcement came, ten more enterprises followed suit, including Anhui Annada Titanium Industry Co., Ltd. and CNNC HUA YUAN Titanium Dioxide Co., Ltd.

As of September 8, SCI99.COM evaluated the market price of rutile titanium dioxide as RMB 13,083/ton. According to Shanghai Securities News, the market price of rutile titanium dioxide was RMB 12 thousand/ton in late June, and after just two weeks, the price grew by between RMB 500/ton and RMB 800/ton.

According to a representative of Lomon Billions Group, the reason for the increase in the price of titanium white primarily lies in an increase in the demand of dealers and subcontractors. In the second half of 2020, many enterprises involved in industries such as real estate, coating, plastic, and paper have an enormous demand for titanium white.

Lomon Billions Group expected to profit from price increases

The representative stated that Lomon Billions Group can produce about one million tons of titanium white each year, ranking the first in China, and the third in the world. The company once revealed its semi-annual report, showing that the inventory of raw materials and products in late 2019 increased by 36.12%, but recently the volume is decreasing due to the enormous demand for titanium white.

Some analysts believe that adjusting the price of titanium white will have a positive effect on the companies. From March to June 2020, the price of titanium white was low, almost reaching the breakeven point of enterprises. With the traditional peak season of consumption (September and October) coming, the price of titanium white is estimated to rise again in the market, and the growth may continue until late October.

For more information on China’s TiO2 market, please check our Titanium Dioxide China Monthly Report. 

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