Rutile Market

Rutile Market Analysis By Availability (Natural Rutile, Synthetic Rutile), By Application (Plastics & Papers, Paints & Coatings, Automotive, Food, Others), and Region - Global Market Insights 2022 to 2032

Analysis of Rutile Market Covering 30+ Countries Including Analysis of US, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Nordics, GCC countries, Japan, Korea and many more

Rutile Market Outlook (2022-2032)

The global sales of the rutile market in 2021 were held at US$ 3.9 Billion. The market is expected to register 5.2% market growth during the forecast period 2022 - 2032.

Natural Rutile is expected to be the highest revenue-generating category, projected to account for the highest CAGR of 5.2% during 2022 – 2032.

Report Attributes


Global Market CAGR (2022-2032)


Global Market Size (2022)

US$ 3.9 Billion 

Global Market Size (2032)

US$ 6.9 Billion 

U.S. Market CAGR (2022-2032)


Key Players Covered

  • Iluka Resources Limited
  • Tronox Holdings PLC
  • East Minerals
  • IREL (India) Limited
  • Rio Tinto
  • V.V. Mineral
  • TOR Minerals
  • Kerala Minerals & Metals Ltd.
  • Yucheng Jinhe Industrial Co. Ltd.
  • Sierra Rutile Limited
  • Abbott Blackstone
  • Murray Basin Titanium Pty. Ltd.

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Revenue of the Rutile Market from 2015 to 2021 Compared to Demand Outlook for 2022 to 2032

As per the Rutile Market research by Fact.MR a market research and competitive intelligence provider, historically, from 2015 to 2021, market value increased at around 6.1% CAGR.

Rutile is a mineral that significantly comprises titanium dioxide (TiO2). This mineral is found in transformative, sedimentary, and molten rocks across various regions of the world. It is utilized in the creation of titanium metal. Rutile is squashed into a white powder, which can be additionally utilized as a color in paints for a wide assortment of uses.

Rutile has one of the greatest refractive records at the noticeable frequencies of any known gem and furthermore shows an especially huge birefringence and high scattering. Rutile is one of the three normally occurring types of titanium dioxide and is a fundamental and shifted mineral. The worldwide rutile market is developing at a significant pace by virtue of its plenty of applications across a few modern verticals, such as auto, food, paints and coatings, and numerous others.

Rutile is broadly utilized as a welding cathode covering. Moreover, it is likewise found as the incorporation of a few gemstones, including star sapphire, and is answerable for the asterism impact of gemstones. Rutile is to a great extent accessible in nature, and engineered rutile can be made from ilmenite, a mineral used to create titanium and titanium dioxide.

Rutile is a mineral that behaves as a titanium source. It occurs in different tones like yellow, dark, straightforward, brilliant, hazy material, and rosy relying on its sources. It has a construction like a tetragonal gem having two four-sided crystals. It is predominantly found with different minerals in particular quartz and with a few gemstones like a star sapphire. It is additionally answerable for the asterism impact present in gemstones. Rutile is found as an accessory mineral in a few altered igneous rocks.

Normal rutile has tremendous accessibility universally while engineered rutile can be thought up from ilmenite which is a mineral sort utilized in titanium and titanium dioxide creation. The chloride cycle and sulfate process are the significant rutile handling strategies generally utilized in the worldwide climate. The sulfate interaction is significantly utilized for rutile handling over different strategies. In this cycle, sulfuric corrosive is utilized to respond with rutile which gives titanium some undesirable substances as the build-up.

Which factors are Propelling Rutile Demand?

The rise in demand for titanium oxide from various ventures like automotive, bundling, and hardware is speeding up the development of the market. Rutile is an intermediate and is utilized for the development of titanium dioxide, which is widely utilized in numerous businesses. There is an increased interest in electric or battery-worked vehicles for lower fuel discharges attributable to stricter government standards and expanded natural mindfulness.

Rising interest in lightweight vehicles is assessed to be one of the central points driving the interest in titanium dioxide, thus positively impacting rutile utilization across the globe. The expanded inclination of customers for eco-friendly and low emanation vehicles has essentially helped the interest in lightweight vehicles across the globe.

Titanium coatings offer high scratch opposition through its derivate - polycarbonate. Subsequently, titanium dioxide is to a great extent utilized in auto coatings applications upheld by its umpteen properties. The higher utilization of titanium dioxide in the vehicle business is cultivating the interest for rutile in the worldwide market.

What are the challenges against Rutile Market?

In numerous industrial processes, titanium dioxide (TiO2) is generally utilized. Handling rutile to create titanium metal and titanium dioxide brings about the development of risky waste which has prompted regulation to direct the utilization of rutile and has confined the development of the business.

The color extraction process from titanium-rich metals addresses a significant wasteful strategy. With every huge amount of TiO2, beyond what 8 tons of waste can be created. Titanium dioxide squanders handling includes strong waste, strong corrosive waste, feeble corrosive waste, killed squander, garbage removal, and residue. Accordingly, expanding waste from titanium dioxide extraction will make some low-degree obstacles for the market over the forecast period.

The production of titanium oxide and metal from the handling of rutile brings about the age of perilous waste, which further outcomes in genuine climate impacts and garbage removal issues. The issue is supposed to dial back the market during the figure timeframe.

Furthermore, hurtful waste from the development of titanium metal and oxide powers provincial administrative bodies, for example, EPA and REACH to restrict or control the utilization of rutile by following severe guidelines. These variables are supposed as far as possible in the worldwide market.

Severe natural guidelines on the extraction of titanium from rutile are expected to hamper the development of the market. Catastrophic events in different regions of the planet are probably going to make the need to foster structures and frameworks, expanding the interest in titanium dioxide, and prompting possible development of the market.

Regional Analysis

Which region is projected to Offer the Largest Opportunity for Rutile Market? Check how?

North America is the most lucrative region for the market, with double-digit projected growth. Furthermore, Asia Pacific is supposed to be an exceptionally lucrative region for the market, with ascend in investments in the creation of synthetic rutile. China has been a key income generator and is expected to assume a vital part in the utilization and deals of rutile before long too. Expanding modern venture and high GDP development in the arising economies for automobiles in China is expected to drive market development in the Asia Pacific.

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Country-wise Analysis

U.S. Rutile Market Analysis

The United States is expected to account for the largest market of US$ 2.5 Bn by the end of 2032. The snowballing paints and coatings industry is a key factor driving the market in the U.S. In the paint business, rutile colors are essential as few governments have prohibited the utilization of toxic shades in purchaser paint merchandise.

The U.S. government for instance has restricted the utilization of toxic plastic paints. In this way, design coatings and buyer coatings represent the greater part of the aggregate sum of coatings fabricated and are expected to fuel the market growth.

U.K. Rutile Market Analysis

The market in the U.K. is expected to reach a valuation of US$ 300 Mn by 2032. Growing at a CAGR of 4.2% during the forecast period, the market in the country is expected to gross an absolute dollar opportunity of US$ 100 Mn.

Japan Rutile Market Analysis

In Japan, the market is expected to gross an absolute dollar opportunity of US$ 100 Mn, growing at a CAGR of 4.3% during the forecast period. The market is likely to reach a valuation of US$ 400 Mn by 2032.

South Korea Rutile Market Analysis

The market in South Korea is projected to reach nearly US$ 200 Mn by 2032. Growing at a CAGR of 3.8%, the market in the country is expected to gross an absolute dollar opportunity of around US$ 50 Mn.

Category-wise Insights

Which Segment is projected to Witness the Fastest Growth?

The Natural Rutile segment is forecasted to grow at the highest CAGR of over 5% during 2022-2032. Natural rutile is the purest, highest-grade natural form of titanium dioxide (TiO2), and its preferred feedstock in producing titanium pigment and creating titanium metal. Titanium pigments are used to make paints, coatings, and plastics, and titanium itself is used to produce extremely strong metal alloys. Natural rutile may contain up to 10% iron and significant amounts of niobium and tantalum. Owing to these factors, the demand for natural rutile is increasing.

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Competitive Analysis

Some of the key players in the rutile market include Iluka Resources Limited, Tronox Holdings PLC, East Minerals, IREL (India) Limited, Rio Tinto, V.V. Mineral, TOR Minerals, Kerala Minerals & Metals Ltd., Yucheng Jinhe Industrial Co. Ltd., Sierra Rutile Limited, Abbott Blackstone, Murray Basin Titanium Pty. Ltd., and CRISTAL.

  • In December 2022, Rio Tinto announced that it has commissioned a second tunnel to carry water into the Kemano Powerhouse in British Columbia, marking the end of the Kemano T2 hydropower project.
  • In April 2021, TOR Minerals announced that it has completed the sale of Corpus Christi assets. 

Similarly, recent developments related to companies in Rutile Market have been tracked by the team at Fact.MR, which are available in the full report.

Market Segments Covered in Rutile Industry Analysis

  • By Availability

    • Natural Rutile
    • Synthetic Rutile
  • By Application

    • Plastics & Papers
    • Paints & Coatings
    • Automotive
    • Food
    • Others
  • By Region

    • North America
    • Europe
    • Asia Pacific
    • Middle East and Africa
    • Latin America

- FAQs -

How much is the current worth of the Rutile Market?

The global Rutile Market is worth more than US$ 3.9 Bn at present.

What is the sales forecast for Rutile Market?

The value of the Rutile Market is projected to increase at a CAGR of around 5.2% during 2022 – 2032.

At what percentage is sales of Rutile Market going to register growth in US?

Rutile market in US is projected to expand at a CAGR of around 5% during 2022 – 2032.

What is a key trend shaping the growth of the Rutile Market?

The rise in demand for titanium oxide from various ventures like development, automotive, bundling, and hardware is speeding up the development of the market.

What was the last 5 year’s market CAGR?

The value of the Rutile Market increased at a CAGR of around 6.1% during 2015 – 2021.

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