Carbon-Emissions Prices, markets & analysis
Our China products are delivered via an online portal with the content produced by our bilingual (Mandarin and English) team of expert analysts and journalists based in China. We present original market insight, unique price forecasting and key fundamental data in an easy to use format to help you trade profitably and manage risk in the China pilot schemes.
We use a Timing Impact Model (TIM), already proven in the EU markets, to produce behaviour - driven medium term price forecasts for the China pilot schemes. These forecasts can be used to justify or inform your trading decisions and contribute towards a more effective trading strategy.
Use ICIS information to:
- Stay up-to-date with China’s rapidly evolving pilot schemes
- Ensure you don’t miss a significant policy development in one of the schemes
- Access behaviour-driven medium term price forecasts for the pilot schemes
- Save time by having all fundamental data available in one place
- Understand why prices have moved and the impact this could have on your business
- Make last minute changes to your trading position.
- Explore the details of the pilot schemes through analysis, commentary, quantitative data and quick-view visuals
Carbon emissions Transcript
The ICIS European Daily Carbon Markets report also known as EDCM report is a two page report that follows price movements in the emissions market, which is important information for energy companies.
Carbon is a big part of the cost of running a plant so they need to know the daily prices of these commodities called EU allowances, EU airline allowances certified emission reductions and emission reduction units.
ICIS publishes daily price assessments of all four and adds contracts as they become liquid.
The ICIS Daily Carbon Markets report is useful because it is short, concise and clear.
Everything flows out from price reporting and we only cover market-moving news. If it’s in EDCM then it’s worth knowing.
Carbon-Emissions news and market information products from ICIS
We offer the following regional Carbon-Emissions coverage to keep you informed of factors and developments affecting prices in the China Carbon-Emissions marketplace.
Price Reporting – More information about the price reports we publish on Carbon-Emissions
Independent price assessments and market coverage
Price History – More information about the historical price data we publish on Gas
Track historical price data
News & analysis
News & Analysis - News & market analysis specifically relating to Carbon-Emissions
Breaking news of latest developments affecting the markets.
Insight and analysis of factors driving prices.
In 2011, the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) designated seven regions as Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) pilots. All seven pilot schemes have started trading. Shenzhen was the first to launch its ETS pilot on 18 June 2013 while Chongqing was the last to roll out its scheme on 19 June 2014. With each pilot governed and managed independently by the region’s Development and Reform Commission (DRC), the pilots display both common and unique design features. This contributed to the differences in carbon prices across all seven pilot ETS, with carbon prices ranging from CNY20 to CNY80.
At the moment, many compliance companies are still in the midst of designing their own carbon management plan and appointing the relevant departments/personnel to be in-charge of carbon allowances management and trading. Coupled with the uncertainty in the government policies and the lack of derivatives, this has resulted in low daily traded volumes in the seven pilot schemes.
Looking ahead, China plans to launch its national carbon emissions trading scheme by the 13th five year period (2016-2020). With the launch of the national ETS, we expect the total size of the emissions covered by the Chinese ETS to possibly overtake the EU ETS as the world’s largest carbon market.
Updated to mid-July 2014
China ETS Portal - A suite of tools to support carbon trading in China. Featuring price forecasts, outputs from the ICIS Timing Impact Model, fundamental data, and analysis covering each the 7 Chinese pilot schemes as well as CCERS. All from an analyst and editorial team you can trust and reach out to at any time by phone, email or messenger. Available online in both English and Mandarin.
China ETS News & Analysis – Analysis, news, commentary and price forecasts to help you keep track of the 7 pilot schemes as well as identifying and managing emerging risks relating to policy or regulatory changes. The News & Analysis package can also save you time – our analysts will read all the key documents in Mandarin and highlight the important points in English.
ICIS collects pricing data on a wide range of chemical, energy and fertilizer products, including Carbon-Emissions. Our extensive experience in price reporting means we can offer you access to historical data dating back more than 20 years for certain commodities.
Our time series of pricing data enables you to build and model trends, to get a view of where markets might be heading. The data service includes charting functionality, allowing you to chart and download multiple data series for manipulation in your own internal models. You can also export data to Excel via the ICIS dashboard service.
ICIS price assessments are based on information gathered from a wide cross-section of the market, comprising consumers, producers, traders and distributors from more than 250 reporters world-wide. Confirmed deals, verified by both buyer and seller, provide the foundation of our price assessments.
Our in-depth market knowledge drives our specialist focus, as we recognise the importance of individual market dynamics and not a one-size-fits-all approach.
Over 25 years of reporting on key chemicals markets, including Carbon-Emissions, has brought global recognition of our methodology as being unbiased, authoritative and rigorous in preserving our editorial integrity. Our global network of reporters in Houston, London, Singapore, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Mumbai, Perth and Moscow ensures unrivalled coverage of established and emerging markets.