On 1 March, FX Empire carried an article saying that the potential for disruptions to Russian commodity supplies has thrown a spotlight on the metal used in the aerospace, marine and auto industries. It notes that there are as yet no sanctions on Russian commodity exporters such as VSMPO-Avisma, which supplies titanium to aerospace companies Boeing and Airbus. Airbus has said it relies on Russia for half its titanium needs, and VSMPO-AVISMA is said to provide a third of Boeing’s requirements.
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