ICIS analysis and consulting

Analysis and consulting to support your short, mid- and long term strategic planning

ICIS experts around the globe provide detailed analysis and forecasting for the chemical, energy and fertilizer markets. Our experts deliver the information you need to understand short, mid- and long-term trends as well as informed commentary and analysis on the market outlook – all of which enables you build robust plans for your business and prepare you for the future.

Use ICIS analysis and consulting to:
  • Understand where markets are heading
  • Review your market position and identify new opportunities
  • Gain insight into price margins and their impact
  • Make more informed mid- and long-term production or commercial decisions

Support for short- and mid-term decision making

Price forecast reports

Price Forecast Reports

Produced by the ICIS Consulting team, these reports give a robust rolling 12-month price forecast, trade balances and in-depth analysis into where markets are heading – providing a valuable tool to support your short- to medium-term plans.

Use ICIS Price Forecast Reports to:

  • Understand where the market is heading over the next 12 months
  • Settle contract prices with confidence
  • Make more informed buying and selling decisions
  • Plan production and commercial strategies
Margin reports

Margin Reports

ICIS weekly margin reports deliver the detail you need to understand how production costs and prices are affecting margins, enabling you to judge the likely impact on your business and optimise your upstream and downstream business decisions.

Use ICIS Margin Reports to:

  • Review short- and mid-term cost and margin trends
  • Obtain simple and prompt signals on the direction of producer cash margins
  • Gain clarity on the impact of volatile feedstocks

Support for mid- to long-term planning, investment strategies and an in-depth view of markets

Supply and demand database

Supply and Demand database

An expert view of supply and demand comprising four fully-reconciled databases, giving you access to extensive data for more than 100 markets. Information is included on global and regional trade flows, production, capacity and sources of demand in the short-, medium- and long-term. Data can be downloaded, customised and queried to support your planning requirements and your strategic decisions.

Use the ICIS Supply and Demand database to:

  • Source and download data for analysis and modelling
  • Review upstream and downstream market information
  • Analyse trends and forward plan using data from 1978 - 2030
  • Construct robust investment plans
  • Gain greater insight into key markets
Global annual studies

Global Annual Studies

ICIS publishes global annual studies, as well as dedicated reports on domestic China markets which will help analysts and strategists assess the complex petrochemical, oil and gas industries in the medium-to-long term. Each study provides expert analysis and forecast data on supply, demand, production and capacity for specific markets.

Use ICIS Annual Studies to:

  • Gain a comprehensive overview of a specific market
  • Analyse historical and forecast data for a complete picture
  • Access additional insight by talking to ICIS analysts

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Work with expert consultants with a deep understanding of your industry to help with growth, planning, legal and cost and value modelling, or to define new strategies for your business.

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The ICIS training team of industry experts can help you increase your knowledge of the global petrochemicals, base oils and fertilizers industries and gain the insight and know-how needed to operate and trade more effectively.

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I have to look at long term and short term supply and demand information. We have to have an eye on the immediate future in order to place ourselves strategically.

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