Titanium spot market under pressure, prices drop

Sep 13, 2013 | 06:38 PM | Frank Haflich

Tags  titanium, titanium prices, titanium scrap, boeing co., Frank Haflich

LOS ANGELES — Spot prices for commodity titanium continue to be under pressure, reflecting a market that’s showing little sign of improvement moving into the fourth quarter.

Spot prices for standard aerospace 6 aluminum/4 vanadium ingot have slipped below $9.50 per pound to a range of $9.25 to $9.30, according to some industry sources, while spot prices for 1-inch-diameter bar are threatening to fall below $20 per pound in some cases from an estimated range of $24 to $25 late last year.

Lead times for 6/4 ingot are estimated as short as four to six weeks, while deliveries for 6/4 bar are estimated at six to eight weeks compared with as long as 12 weeks earlier in the year. ....

Latest Pricing Trends


Are you stocking more inventory today than 18 months ago?


View previous results