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Plastics & Polymers

Unlock growth opportunities in shifting plastics & polymers from IHS Markit 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 upon 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.

Online access to these resources, as well as to the experts behind the plastics market forecasts, ensures you can:

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

Products & Solutions

  • Asia, Middle East, and India Plastics & Polymers

    Chemical Global Plastics & Polymers Asia, Middle East & India Weekly - Market Advisory Service (GPPR-AMIR) covers the dynamic Asian, Middle Eastern and Indian markets for six major thermoplastic resins (PE, PP, PS, EPS, PET and PVC). This product can be purchased alone or bundled with the Chemical Global Plastics & Polymers Market Advisory Service

    Global markets for thermoplastic resins continue to grow and transform, with increasing investments occurring in the Middle East and Asia. Chemical Global Plastics & Polymers Asia, Middle East & India Weekly - Market Advisory Service (GPPR-AMIR) tracks these developments and delivers our clients weekly near-term pricing and market analysis along with monthly data detailing supply/demand, economics and trade patterns. Based in our Singapore office and supported by our Asian and Middle Eastern staff, this service takes salient industry data and transforms it into valuable insights and forecasting advice. Subscribers may choose to complement this service with an add-on monthly update covering the European downstream plastics supply chain.

  • Europe Plastics & Polymers

    Chemical Market Advisory Service: Europe Plastics & Polymers provides a comprehensive view of the European markets for seven thermoplastic resins (PE, PP, PS, ABS, EPS, PVC and PET) and their relationships with upstream and downstream sectors

    Chemical Market Advisory Service: Europe Plastics & Polymers offers clients an objective source of independent data to make decisions under conditions of rapid change and uncertainty. Each month, you receive comprehensive market intelligence of the entire European plastics and polymers value chain. At the month's beginning, we email you a report containing contract and spot prices, monthly and quarterly price forecasts, other key metrics and critical market analysis. Mid-month, you receive our updated forecasts along with convenient feedstock data tables. Let our team of dedicated consultants save you time and resources by transforming the data into valuable insights for your most critical business decisions.

  • Latin America Plastics & Polymers

    Position for success with timely market insight on thermoplastic resins in Latin America

    IHS Markit acquired IntelliChem in June 2013, which publishes the QuiMax Report, a joint effort between IHS Markit and Maxiquim. This comprehensive market intelligence resource offers leading research, country analysis, price information and company information with a Latin American focus.

    The report delivers comprehensive market intelligence and transforms raw plastics and polymer data into valuable insights, covering selected countries in the entire Latin American region. Delivered twice a month.

  • Global Plastics & Polymers

    Chemical Market Advisory Service: Global Plastics & Polymers provides a comprehensive view of world markets for six major thermoplastic resins (PE, PP, PS, EPS, PVC and PET) and their relationships with upstream and downstream sectors

    From start to finish each month, Chemical Market Advisory Service: Global Plastics & Polymers delivers our subscribers a wealth of data on six major thermoplastic resins in North America, Western Europe and Asia. In the first week, you receive spot and contract prices, quarterly price forecasts and extensive commentary on key market analytics covering the entire supply chain. Around the third week of each month, clients receive a supplement containing data and intelligence on economics, quarterly supply and demand balances and trade. At the month's end, clients receive that month's ending price index for the major covered products.

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Strong Growth is Forecast for Three Major Plastics

IHS Markit forecasts over 20% growth during the next five years in global production capacity of three major plastics; Polyethylene, Polypropylene and PVC. Global capacity of these resins is expected to reach over 280 million metric tons by 2019, with major investments in Northeast Asia and North America.

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