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Commodity Coverage – Paper & Packaging

Arm yourself with the cost outlook for packaging inputs across paper, glass and plastic.

What if you had a strategic partner to help you reduce spend by up to 10%?

With the Pricing & Purchasing team at IHS Markit on your side, you get accurate price outlooks for all types of packaging as well as key input costs, including pulp, chemicals and glass. For more than 40 years, our team has assisted the purchasing community with critical data, expert insight and proven forecasting models on the world’s paper and packaging markets and the key factors that drive them. Find in-depth market analyses of prices, costs, demand, productivity and margins to support your buying decisions worldwide.

Procurement officers, strategic planners and cost estimators leverage this service to:

  • Obtain more accurate price estimates than broad inflation rates or historical trends
  • Monitor prices and pinpoint the best times to make key purchases
  • Evaluate supplier price quotes based on input costs and supplier margins
  • Negotiate contract escalation clauses
  • Track prices to evaluate purchasing performance
  • Prepare budgets and financial reviews based on accurate price forecasts

What’s Included

Industry Analysis

Weekly Pricing Pulse – A snapshot of headline price indexes and historic price movements for key industrial materials indexes

Monthly Commodity Price Watch – Latest price pressures and factors driving key costs – energy, metals, chemicals prices, includes:

  • PowerPoint market trend analysis
  • Spreadsheet tables – Downloadable to Excel

Market Insights – Regular analysis of the pricing environment by sector and region, includes:

  • Segmented reviews of prices, supply and demand by industry and geography
  • Sourcing guidance on timing major commodity buys
  • Dynamic tables outlining market conditions – economic outlooks as well as market drivers
  • Analyst access to discuss latest market dynamics and price implications
Cost Analyzer

The Cost Analyzer – An online tool for performing customized cost analysis for a single buy or for your entire supply chain. With access to thousands of global prices and wages, you can:

  • Analyze specific material buys
  • Build composite cost indexes
  • Perform margin analysis on supplier industries
  • Check the competitiveness of a supplier's price
  • Create and save customized business-unit or product-line reports, automatically updated with each new forecast
  • Analyze cost breakdowns for 140+ alloys and specialty steels
IHS Markit Connect®

Discover the power of CONNECT:

  • Customize the landing page to display relevant market reports, saved items and the most recent industry analysis
  • Easily navigate market reports, industry analysis and publications to find the insights you need quickly
  • Leverage Cost Analyzer to search, select, and manipulate data across forecast and historical price series, production cost models and alloy cost models
  • Review the latest prices in our Material Price Table
  • Access in one click your saved workbooks, dashboards and charts
  • Enhance analysis through improved search, dynamic charting, easily accessible data
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