Validate investment plans

Make informed capital decisions based upon short- and long-term market dynamics.

Capital investment decisions in the chemical industry are a high-stakes game, involving enormous sums of money. When evaluating an investment, you must deliver a sound case to executive management that shows you have considered the company’s future competitive position, the location of raw material sources and rival producers, and the initiative’s value-creation potential. The data, insight and expertise upon which you build your case must be impartial, reliable and comprehensive.

What IHS Markit can do for you:

  • Improve your understanding of emerging market dynamics and trends, competitive structures, and resource outlooks that influence your key investment decisions
  • Find in-depth, impartial information on chemical manufacturers and plant locations for future supply considerations or for competitor intelligence
  • Assess new business opportunities to ensure your company is positioned for sustained growth and maximum results
  • Predict your business performance with unique margin scenarios based on supply-demand drivers
  • Anticipate long-term market trends, M&A activity, alliances and competitor threats that could fundamentally undermine investment success
  • Quantify and compare capital costs across multiple investment scenarios

Products & Solutions

  • World Analysis (WA)

    Long-term capacity, supply/demand, price forecasts and trade data. Access to historical and 10-year forecasts of chemical production capacity data, supply/demand balances, country-by-country trade grids and 10-year price, cost and margin forecasts.

  • Chemical Economics Handbook (CEH)

    Product-specific analysis of global markets, producers, demand and applications for over 300 chemicals. Reports contain a summary of commercial manufacturing processes, 5-year market outlooks, as well as supply/demand, trade, and price data.

  • Consulting Services

    Access unsurpassed industry insight throughout the chemical value chains to support your decision-making. Client-tailored solutions include: market research, process evaluations, feasibility services, competitive structures, macroeconomics, strategic planning, benchmarking and M&A due diligence.

  • Specialty Chemicals Update Program (SCUP)

    Unique insights into the global specialty chemicals industry. Strategic analysis of 38 specialty chemical businesses, including market size, growth rates, industry structure, dynamics and major players, as well as critical success factors, market threats and opportunities.

  • Directory of Chemical Producers (DCP)

    Searchable database of over 14,000 chemical companies that collectively produce 21,500 chemical products in over 90 countries. Information includes: current or former company name, product name, CAS number, product group, plant location (city, state, province, country), ownership.

  • Competitive Cost & Margin Analytics (CCMA)

    In-depth technical and economic evaluations of commercial technologies for the chemical industry with a comprehensive view of chemical production costs and margins. Cost and margin curves with production costs by plant and feedstock including additional scenarios for feedstock prices.

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