Reduction of ilmenite concentrates by CH4-H2-Ar gas mixture was investigated in a laboratory fixed bed reactor in the temperature range of 850-1350°C. Three ilmenite concentrates with different concentrations of TiO2 (55.6-71.5wt%) and iron oxides (Fetotal 14.5-28.2wt%) were examined. In the temperature range under investigation, iron oxides in ilmenites were quickly reduced to metallic iron. Titanium oxycarbide was formed at temperatures of 950°C and above. Solid carbon was also formed as a result of methane cracking. The rate and extent of ilmenite reduction increased with increasing temperature from 950 to 1150-1200°C. A further increase in temperature caused a decrease in the final extent of reduction. An increase in methane content in reducing gas up to 8 vol% resulted in an increase in the rate of titanium oxycarbid formation, but reduction extend decreased. An increase in hydrogen content increased both the rate and extent of reduction.