Titanium appetite returning: Roskill

Aug 06, 2013 | 01:43 PM | Frank Haflich

Tags  titanium, Roskill Information Services, VSMPO-Avisma, Boeing, Airbus, titanium sponge, Frank Haflich

LOS ANGELES — After stalling in 2012, global demand for titanium mill products will resume growth this year and expand by 4 to 5 percent annually through 2018, while a titanium sponge surplus will continue, according to London-based Roskill Information Services Ltd.

Roskill noted in its recently published Market Outlook to 2018 that while demand for mill products—based on apparent consumption—reached a record 165,000 tonnes (about 363.8 million pounds) in 2011 after recovering rapidly from a sharp downturn in 2008, growth "stuttered" in 2012, barely budging from the previous year’s level.....

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