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Chemical Market Advisory Services

Know when the market moves to make better decisions

Whether you manufacture, sell, buy, trade or invest in chemicals, making the best decisions depends on having the most accurate near-term market outlook for your chemical of interest. IHS Chemical Market Advisory Services is powered by our on-site consultants, who obtain information directly from key market players to ensure you have the most reliable near-term price, supply-demand, trade and cost forecasts for five key chemical groups in North America, Western Europe and Asia:

  • Aromatics and Fibers
  • Olefins and Derivatives
  • Plastics and Polymers
  • Chlor-Alkali and Vinyls
  • Methanol and Acetyls

With access to your content through our online platform, IHS Connect, your entire organization can:

  • Optimize decisions with reliable price and cost data
  • Leverage comprehensive regional coverage and support in one service
  • Identify the most cost-effective raw materials to use
  • Determine industry and company profitability for investment purposes
  • Optimize procurement decisions and contracts

What’s Included

Market Advisory Reports/Data Supplements
  • Historical, current and forecasted market prices
  • Extensive expert commentary on prices, margins, trade, operational issues and future trends
  • Quarterly supply-demand balances and trade flows
Global Economy and Energy Report
  • Discussion of global and regional economic trends
  • Valuable crude oil and natural gas data
  • Insightful commentary from IHS Chemical analysts
Inquiry and Consulting Privileges
  • Access to IHS Chemical experts
  • Option to receive any data or graphic contained in the reports in electronic format upon request

Who uses Chemical Market Advisory Services and how?

Who?How?
Strategic Planning
  • Assess competitive landscape
  • Identify market opportunities and risks
  • Validate investment plans
Procurement
  • Negotiate better buy-sell agreements
  • Plan inventory positions
  • Cost effectively source chemical raw materials
Business Management
  • Build value-based commercial strategies
  • Develop realistic targets and budgets
  • Identify growth opportunities
R&D/Engineering
  • Deliver credible margin forecasts for strategic planning
  • Diminish the risk of your capital investment plans
Financial Analysis
  • Execute M&A transactions with credible data
  • Provide accurate and confident evaluations of investment feasibility
  • Understand industry cost drivers and producer competitiveness

Products & Solutions

  • Aromatics & Fibers

    Keep pace with the global aromatics & fibers markets
    The global chemical industry’s premier source for historical and forecast pricing, Chemical provides the near-term outlook for Asian, European and North American aromatics markets and for global nylon and polyester fiber/feedstock markets. Our consultants obtain price information from discussions with key market players and provide daily, weekly or monthly reports depending on the service. You also receive unlimited access to our price and economics database and the Chemical Economy & Energy Overview Market Report -- a monthly issue filled with global economic updates, quarterly regional economic news, and valuable crude oil/natural gas data.
  • Olefins & Derivatives

    Keep pace with the rapidly changing global olefins & derivatives markets
    The global chemical industry’s premier source for historical and forecast pricing, Chemical provides the near-term outlook for regional and global olefins markets. Two additional, separate services monitor the ethylene oxide/ethylene glycol markets and global tire raw material costs. Our consultants obtain price information from discussions with key market players and provide daily, weekly or monthly reports depending on the service. You also receive unlimited access to our price and economics database and the Chemical Economy & Energy Overview Market Report -- a monthly issue filled with global economic updates, quarterly regional economic news, and valuable crude oil/natural gas data.
  • Plastics & Polymers

    Unlock growth opportunities in shifting plastics & polymers markets
    The global chemical industry’s premier source for historical and forecast pricing, Chemical provides regional and global market advisory services that deliver a comprehensive view of world markets for plastics and polymers. Our consultants obtain price information from discussions with key market players and provide weekly or monthly reports depending on the service. You also receive unlimited access to our price and economics database and the Chemical Economy & Energy Overview Market Report -- a monthly issue filled with global economic updates, quarterly regional economic news, and valuable crude oil/natural gas data.
  • Chlor-Alkali & Vinyls

    Position for growth in the fast-changing chlor-alkali & vinyls markets
    The global chemical industry’s premier source for historical and forecast pricing, Chemical provides global and regional market advisory services and price reports that deliver a comprehensive view of world markets for chlor-alkali and vinyls. Our consultants obtain price information from discussions with key market players and provide weekly or monthly reports depending on the service. You also receive unlimited access to our price and economics database and the Chemical Economy & Energy Overview Market Report -- a monthly issue filled with global economic updates, quarterly regional economic news, and valuable crude oil/natural gas data.
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Customer Testimonial

"We are keeping pace with the market data of our key products, like methanol. IHS Markit market data assists us to decide on the potential opportunities. IHS Markit is credible. The IHS Markit team is flexible and cooperative."

– Mohamed M. Abdullah, Business Project Manager

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