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Chemical Economics Handbook® (CEH)

Keep pace with the global chemical industry and its competitive markets.

Every year, the chemical industry invests billions of dollars in new and sustaining capital to ensure it can meet future demand growth. While these massive investments confer obvious benefits, they also carry tangible risks. Today’s focus on making the right chemical product at the right location for the right market has never been more intense. That’s why chemical professionals look to the IHS Chemical Economics Handbook.

In publication for more than 60 years, the Chemical Economics Handbook (CEH) provides five-year outlooks and extensive market data on more than 300 industrial chemicals. Find supply, demand, manufacturing processes, price and trade information for individual chemicals or these major chemical groups:

Inorganics
Mining Materials
Industrial Gases
Fertilizers
Fibers

Films
Polymers
Elastomers
Renewables
Nutrition Chemicals

Resins
Coatings
Solvents
Surfactants
Petrochemicals

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A-to-Z Reports

A

Acetaldehyde
Acetic Acid
Acetic Anhydride
Acetone
Acetonitrile
Acetylene
Acrylamide
Acrylic Acid and Esters
Acrylic and Modacrylic Fibers
Acrylic Surface Coatings
Acrylonitrile
Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (ABS) Resins
Activated Carbon
Adhesives, Sealants, and Their Raw Materials
Adipic Acid
Air Separation Gases
Alkyd/Polyester Surface Coatings
Alkyl Acetates
Alkylamines (C1-C6)
Alkylbenzenes, Linear and Branched
Aluminum Chemicals
Amino Acids
Amino Resins
Ammonia
Ammonium Nitrate
Ammonium Phosphates
Ammonium Sulfate
Animal Feeds: Nonprotein Nitrogen (NPN) Supplements
Animal Feeds: Phosphate Supplements
Aromatic Ketone Polymers

B

Benzene
Benzoic Acid
Benzyl Chloride
Biodegradable Polymers
Biodiesel and Renewable Diesel
Bisphenol A
Boron Minerals and Chemicals
Bromine
Butadiene
1,4-Butanediol
Butyl Elastomers
Butylenes

C

C2 Chlorinated Solvents
Calcium Carbide
Calcium Carbonate, Fine-Ground and Precipitated
Calcium Chloride
Caprolactam
Carbon Black
Carbon Dioxide
Carbon Fibers
Cellulose Acetate and Triacetate Fibers
Cellulose Acetate Flake
Cellulose Ethers
Chelating Agents
Chlorinated Methanes
Chlorinated Polyethylene Resins and Elastomers
Chlorine/Sodium Hydroxide (Chlor-Alkali)
Chlorobenzenes
Chromium Compounds, Inorganic
Citric Acid
Controlled- and Slow-Release Fertilizers
Cresols, Xylenols and Cresylic Acid
Cumene
Cyclohexane
Cyclohexanol and Cyclohexanone
Cyclopentadiene/Dicyclopentadiene

D

Detergent Alcohols
Diisocyanates and Polyisocyanates
Dimethyl Terephthalate (DMT) and Terephthalic Acid (TPA)
Dimethylformamide (DMF)
Dyes

E

Elastomers Overview
Energy
Epichlorohydrin
Epoxy Resins
Epoxy Surface Coatings
Ethanol
Ethanolamines
Ethyl Ether
Ethylbenzene
Ethylene
Ethylene Dichloride
Ethylene Glycols
Ethylene Oxide
Ethyleneamines
Ethylene-Propylene Elastomers
Ethylene-Vinyl Acetate (EVA)
Ethylene-Vinyl Alcohol Resins
Expandable Polystyrene
Explosives and Blasting Agents

F

Fats and Oils Industry Overview
Ferric Chloride
Fibers Overview
Fibers, Specialty Organic
Fluorocarbons
Fluoroelastomers
Fluoropolymers
Fluorspar and Inorganic Fluorine Compounds
Formaldehyde
Formic Acid
Fumaric Acid
Furfural
Furfuryl Alcohol and Furan Resins

G

Gasoline Octane Improvers/Oxygenates
Glycerin
Glycol Ethers

H

Helium
Hexamethylenediamine/Adiponitrile
Hydrochloric Acid
Hydrocolloids
Hydrogen
Hydrogen Cyanide
Hydrogen Peroxide
Hydroquinone
Hypochlorite Bleaches

I

Isophthalic Acid
Isoprene
Isopropanolamines
Isopropyl Alcohol (IPA)

L

Lactic Acid, Its Salts and Esters
Lignosulfonates
Lime/Limestone
Linear Alkylbenzene Sulfonic Acid (LABSA)/Linear Alkylate (LAS)
Linear Alpha-Olefins
Liquid Crystal Polymers
Lithium, Lithium Minerals and Lithium Chemicals
M

Magnesium Oxide and Other Magnesium Chemicals
Maleic Anhydride
Malic Acid, DL
Melamine
Methanol
Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK)
Methyl Isobutyl Ketone (MIBK) and Methyl Isobutyl Carbinol (MIBC)
Methyl Methacrylate
Mixed Xylenes
Monochloroacetic Acid
Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)

N

Naphthalene
Natural Fatty Acids
Neopentyl/Polyhydric Alcohols
Nitric Acid
Nitrile Elastomers
Nitrobenzene and Aniline
Nitrogen Solutions
Nonene (Propylene Trimer) and Tetramer
Nonwoven Fabrics
NPK Compound Fertilizers
Nylon Fibers
Nylon Resins

O

Olefinic Thermoplastic Elastomers
Organometallics
ortho-Xylene
Oxo Chemicals

P

Paint and Coatings Industry Overview
Paraffins (C9-C17), Normal
para-Xylene
PET Polymer
Petrochemical Feedstocks
Petrochemical Industry Overview
Phenol
Phenolic Resins
Phosgene
Phosphate Rock
Phosphates, Industrial
Phosphoric Acid
Phosphorus and Phosphorus Chemicals
Phthalic Anhydride
Pigments, Inorganic Color
Pigments, Organic Color
Plasticizer Alcohols (C4-C13)
Plasticizers
Plastics Recycling
Polyacetal Resins
Polyalkylene Glycols
Polyamide Elastomers
Polyamide Resins (Nonnylon types)
Polybutadiene Elastomers
Polycarbonate Resins
Polychloroprene Elastomer
Polyester Fibers
Polyester Film
Polyester Polyols
Polyester Resins, Unsaturated
Polyether Polyols for Urethanes
Polyethylene Resins, Low-Density (LDPE)
Polyethylene Resins, Linear Low-Density (LLDPE)
Polyethylene Resins, High-Density (HDPE)
Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) Solid-State Resins
Polyimides and Imide Polymers
Polyisoprene Elastomers
Polymethyl Methacrylate (PMMA)
Polyolefin Fibers
Polyphenylene Sulfide Resins
Polypropylene Resins
Polystyrene
Polytetramethylene Ether Glycol (PTMEG)
Polyurethane Elastomers
Polyurethane Foams
Polyvinyl Acetate
Polyvinyl Alcohol
Polyvinyl Butyral
Polyvinyl Chloride Resins
Potash
Potassium Chemicals, Inorganic
Propionic Acid
Propylene
Propylene Glycols
Propylene Oxide
Pyridines

R

Rare Earth Minerals and Products
Resorcinol
Rubber, Natural

S

Silicates and Silicas
Silicones
Sodium Bicarbonate
Sodium Carbonate
Sodium Chlorate
Sodium Chloride
Sodium Cyanide
Sodium Sulfate
Sorbitol
Styrene
Styrene-Acrylonitrile (SAN) Resins
Styrene-Butadiene Elastomers (SBR)
Styrene-Butadiene Latexes
Styrenic Block Copolymers
Styrenic Copolymers
Sulfone Polymers
Sulfur
Sulfur Chemicals, Miscellaneous
Sulfuric Acid
Superabsorbent Polymers (SAPs)
Superphosphates
Surfactants, Household Detergents & Their Raw Materials
Sweeteners, High-Intensity
Synthetic Water-Soluble Polymers

T

Tartaric Acid
Tetrahydrofuran
Thermoplastic Copolyester Elastomers
Thermoplastic Polyester Engineering Resins
Titanium Dioxide
Toluene

U

Urea
Urethane Surface Coatings

V

Vinyl Acetate
Vinyl Chloride Monomer (VCM)
Vinyl Surface Coatings
Vitamins

W

Waxes

Z

Zeolites
Zinc Chemicals, Inorganic

Concept Coverage
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  • Summary: Global supply-demand for individual chemicals or groups of chemicals, future growth with five-year projections and historical data
  • Demand: Analysis and forecasts, including market size, end-use applications, consumption trends and competing materials
  • Supply: Producers, plant locations, annual capacities, capacity utilization, production volumes and trends
  • Process: Commercial manufacturing processes involved and basic chemistry used
  • Prices: Histories, annual unit sale volumes and factors affecting prices
  • Trade: Import-export data, including countries of origin and destination and shipment values
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Mr. Eramo has P&L responsibility for Oil Markets, Midstream, Downstream, and Chemicals and manages a global team of nearly 500 colleagues delivering information and insights to the energy, refining, chemicals, and related industries. Prior to his current role, Mr. Eramo was the vice president of business development for Oil Markets, Midstream, Downstream, and Chemicals at IHS Markit, leading a global team that works with existing and new clients to develop and strengthen the business relationships at the executive level and to ensure a full understanding of the breadth of IHS Markit offerings. He previously led the chemical market research teams at IHS Markit, which provide in-depth market research and analysis on nearly 300 chemical and derivative markets. Mr. Eramo joined the company as part of Chemical Market Associates, Inc. (CMAI), which is now part of IHS Markit. He spent more than 13 years at CMAI and was responsible for olefins market analysis and forecasts. In his last role as executive vice president, he was responsible for global market advisory services covering base chemicals, intermediates, and plastics markets. He also served on the Board of Directors for CMAI for several years. Previously, Mr. Eramo spent more than 12 years in the chemical industry with Vista Chemical Company, holding positions in technical sales, customer service, and product management. He holds a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering from Cornell University, United States.

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She has more than 25 years of experience in the global chemicals industry. Her areas of expertise include bio-based chemicals, bioplastics, and food additives. Before joining the company, Dr. Hackett worked as a consultant and analyst at Strategic Business Insights, a technology-consulting firm. Earlier, she held business and technical positions at Membrane Technology and Research, ChemConnect, SRI Consulting and Amoco Chemical Company. Educated in the United States, Dr. Hackett's credentials include a bachelor's degree in chemistry from Bradley University in Illinois, an MBA from the University of Chicago, and an organic chemistry doctorate from Harvard University.​

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Stefan Schlag Leon Beraud, executive director, has 20 years of chemical industry experience with emphasis on inorganic and electronic chemicals (i.e. sodium chloride, salt, calcium chloride, boron chemicals, sulfur chemicals, zinc chemicals, oilfiled chemicals, mining chemicals, sodium bicarbonate, lime, limestone, calcium carbonate, hydrochloric acid, hypochlorites, bromine, chromates, silicates and silicas, hydrogen peroxide, H2O2, sodium chlorate). He has authored a broad range of reports for the Chemical Economics Handbook (CEH) and the Specialty Chemicals Update Program (SCUP). In his area of expertise, he managed and conducted market assessments and special studies on market entry and project feasibility. Before joining IHS Markit (then SRI Consulting in Zurich, Switzerland) in 2001, he worked for six years with Metalor SA in Neuchâtel, Switzerland. Earlier, he was an R&D chemist with Chemet Corporation in Attleboro, Massachusetts, United States. Dr. Schlag earned his master's degree from the University of Freiburg, Germany, and received his doctoral degree from the University of Basle, Switzerland.

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Mr. Suresh is responsible for providing strategic leadership for the global chemical supply/demand analytics and for planning and oversight of content, forecast methodology and quality of reports pertaining to the industrial gases and fertilizer markets.Mr. Suresh joined SRI Consulting in 2000 before it was acquired by IHS Markit in 2010, which merged with Markit in 2016. He has authored a broad range of reports for the Chemical Economics Handbook (CEH) and the Specialty Chemicals Update Program (SCUP) publications and contributes to ongoing development of programs and single client consulting projects.Mr. Suresh has over 30 years of experience in process design, plant economics, marketing research and business development, both in industrial and consulting areas. He started his career in India, working with the Indian subsidiary of Clariant, and later joined Ballmer Lawrie & Co. (India) in their petrochemical division. In 1991, he joined Nuclear Fuel Services, Tennessee, where he was involved in field engineering and also led business development activities.Mr. Suresh holds a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Chemical Engg. and an MBA.

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Mr. Warren performs market analysis of the polyvinyl chloride (PVC) industry and its precursors - ethylene dichloride (EDC) and vinyl chloride monomer (VCM). He is a key contributor to the annual World Analysis - Vinyls and the in-depth monthly vinyls service.For most of his career, he has covered hydrochloric acid, chlorinated solvents, caustic potash, and caustic soda, but his focus has continued to center on vinyls. He joined IHS Markit when it acquired Harriman Chemsult, a highly regarded consultancy specializing in the chlor-alkali and vinyls segment.Mr. Warren has a degree in economics and he entered the field of chemical market analysis in 1996, analyzing feedstocks and several polyolefin value chains in Europe, North America, and Latin America. Along with the stakeholder relationships he has built over several decades, his in-depth understanding of the industry contributes to the unparalleled level of insight that IHS Markit brings to this sector.

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