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Chemical World Analysis

Protect your business from short-run volatility with an integrated, robust long-term outlook

Today’s global chemical markets are experiencing a much higher degree of uncertainty than they did just five years ago. As a result, chemical professionals must often make high-high-stake decisions with limited future visibility. Our World Analysis service is a dynamic reference that allows you to operationalize the strategic insights and forecasts of our regional industry experts throughout the year. In addition to constantly updated plant capacities and biannually updated supply-demand balances - including a 10-year forecast for each - the World Analysis service includes country-level trade grids, quarterly updated long-term pricing, cost and margin forecasts, together with upside-downside sensitivities to the base-case forecast.

With the World Analysis service, you can:

  • Optimize your supply chain and logistics planning with detailed plant and country-level trade data
  • Understand how capacity additions will impact business cycle swings, trade flows and margins – including who might be displaced
  • Sync your long-term pricing forecast with global economic and energy changes
  • Improve your planning and forecasting by understanding the sensitivity to key market drivers

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Deliverable Description Frequency/Format
Supply-demand database 12-month access to the Chemical online supply-demand database from 1990 and 10-year forecast Updated twice per year/Excel format or using data browser via Connect
Capacity database 12-month access to the Chemical online capacity database with capacity globally by plant on a company or shareholder basis Updated continuously throughout the year/Excel format or using data browser via Connect
World Analysis report 12-month access to the World Analysis study (PDF format) and Excel file containing regional supply and demand graphs (data-only subscriptions excluded) Report released once per year/PDF format and Excel files
Expert access Access to Chemical consultants who will provide explanation and basic support in order to understand the analysis Access included during subscription period
Country-level trade grids Regional and country-to-country trade flows: previous year, current year, 5-year and 10-year forecast Updated twice per year/Excel format
Quarterly updated price, cost and margin forecast Price, cost and margin data (annual series): 10-year history, current year, 10-year forecast, including base-case assumptions Updated quarterly/Excel and PDF formats
Upside-downside sensitivities Upside-downside price drivers: qualitative analysis of factors that alter the base-case forecast for price, cost and margin; Twice per year/PDF format
Interactive dashboard module (Connect) Enhanced visualization and delivery of data through dashboard module on Connect Updated quarterly for pricing and biannually for supply-demand balances/Connect online
IHS Markit Connect On our online platform Connect, you can:
  • Find custom, integrated views of market data, analysis and news
  • Accelerate your research with user-friendly, intuitive search tools
  • Save and automate your data searches and queries via APIs and refreshable Excel files
  • Visualize data in the interactive online dashboard module
  • Download data directly to Excel or PowerPoint
  • View personalized information, the way you need it
Access through subscription period.


World Analysis Service: Available Versions

The World Analysis is available as either a full or abbreviated version. Product features vary by version. For details, refer to the table below:

To download the full table of contents, click on the product names

Olefins & Derivatives Plastics Aromatics & Fibers Chlor-Alkali/Vinyls/Inorganics Syngas Chemicals
Acrylic Acid and Acrylates ABS Benzene Chlor-Alkali Acetyls
Acrylonitrile Expandable Polystyrene (EPS) Cumene, Phenol & Acetone MDI Formaldehyde & Resins
Butadiene Nylon Engineering Resins Nylon Feedstocks Soda Ash Methanol
Butylenes** Polyethylene Nylon Fibers TDI MTBE
Ethylene Oxide & Ethylene Glycol Polypropylene Paraxylene Vinyls
Ethylene Polystyrene Polyester
Oxo Alcohols Polycarbonate PTA/DMT
Propylene Styrene
Propylene Oxide Toluene & Xylenes
Rubber Annual Global Fibers Service

Full Version
Abbreviated version with price forecast
Abbreviated version
Data-only version

* 10-year price forecasts not included for Formaldehyde, MTBE

Enhancements by version type Trade Grids Price/Cost/Margin Forecasts Upside and Downside Sensitivities
Tier 1 – Full Version
Yes Yes Yes
Tier 2 – Abbreviated Version
Yes Most* Most*
Tier 3 – Data-Only Version

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