Make informed buying decisions

Minimize exposure to risk and margin loss by understanding market inflection points.

Changing crude oil prices have added complexity to the investment decisions of petrochemical firms. Depending on regional demand, available supply, and business drivers, chemical companies must determine which capacity investments make good financial sense. Buyers anticipating lower prices following the decline in crude oil have paused their procurement decisions, this shift in turn has slowed demand growth, causing short-term oversupply and resulting price declines, although responses have varied by region, market, feedstock, level of integration and value chain.

What IHS Markit can do for you:

  • Develop sourcing strategies and recommendations for new raw material suppliers that support business growth
  • Identify and capitalize on buying opportunities for new raw material supply contracts
  • Re-negotiate and manage efficient supply contracts that reduce costs, mitigate risks and expand margins

Products & Solutions

  • Directory of Chemical Producers (DCP)

    Searchable database of more than 14,000 chemical companies that collectively produce 21,500 chemical products in over 90 countries.

    Customers may search the database by: current or former company name, product name, CAS number, product group, plant location (city, state, province, country), ownership.

  • Consulting Services

    Client-tailored solutions, including market research, process evaluations, feasibility services, competitive structures, macroeconomics, strategic planning, benchmarking and M&A due diligence.

  • Competitive Cost & Margin Analytics (CCMA)

    Cost and margin curves with production costs by plant and feedstock.

    Customers receive a cost curve model of pro-forma plant costs and margin positions of individual chemical plants, both regionally and globally. Now includes additional scenarios for feedstock prices.

  • Market Advisory Services (MAS)

    Near-term pricing and market dynamics.

    Comprehensive price discovery, near-term analysis and forecasts of global chemical markets. Our experts leverage years of industry experience and extensive professional contacts to help clients improve market portfolio planning and make better buying, selling and operating decisions. Reports are provided weekly, biweekly, and/or monthly, depending upon the service. For some actively traded chemicals, Market Daily Services are offered.

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