VICTORIA PARK, WA – TZ Minerals International (TZMI) has released a new edition of the “Titanium Feedstock Producers Comparative Cost Study 2012.”

TZMI has reformatted the study to include information and analysis on comparative operating costs in the global titanium feedstock industry. The study covers analysis of operating costs at 25 titanium feedstock operations throughout the world, with an updated industry cost curve.

Historically, the industry-weighted average R/C ratio has been relatively flat, ranging from 1.4 to 1.6. In 2011, the industry-weighted average R/C ratio increased to 1.89, the highest since TZMI started tracking titanium feedstock industry competitiveness. The study provides a summary of overall cost competitive trends within the industry in recent years and highlights factors that influenced these trends.

Included in the new format is TZMI’s methodology in developing the cost study, fundamentals of the titanium feedstock and zircon markets, industry cost competitiveness, and cost developments within the industry in the 2011 calendar year.

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