RTI halts its titanium price reporting

Feb 28, 2014 | 11:18 AM | Frank Haflich

Tags  RTI International Metals, titanium prices, Dawne Hickton, PCC, Precision Castparts, ATI, USGS, U.S. geological survey Frank Haflich

LOS ANGELES — The U.S. titanium data pool took yet another hit this week as RTI International Metals Inc. stopped reporting prices, completing a process that has now spread to the three major domestic producers.

Pittsburgh-based RTI said its fourth-quarter 2013 titanium mill product shipments rose 5.1 percent to 3.9 million pounds from 3.7 million pounds a year earlier. This was essentially flat with the 4 million pounds shipped in the third quarter of 2013 (amm.com, Nov. 7).

But for the first time in years, RTI didn’t report its average realized price for titanium mill products during the quarter, continuing a trend of domestic producers paring the amount of market information made public.....

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