ICIS Petrochemical Index (IPEX)

The ICIS Global Petrochemical Index (IPEX) provides a capacity-weighted measure of the average change in petrochemical prices over time.

Dating back to January 1993, historical ICIS prices for a basket of 12 essential petrochemical products in the US, western Europe and northeast Asian markets have been weighted by regional nameplate capacity to generate a monthly index value.

Use the IPEX to get an authoritative, independent indicator of average change in world petrochemical prices

ICIS produces four IPEX numbers:

The monthly global ICIS Petrochemical Index (IPEX)

Published at the beginning of each month, the global IPEX provides a capacity-weighted measure of the average change in petrochemical prices over time

The monthly Asian ICIS Petrochemical Index (IPEX)

Published at the beginning of each month, the Asian IPEX is the Asian component of the global ICIS Petrochemical Index (IPEX), which provides a capacity-weighted measure of the average change in petrochemical prices over time.

The monthly European ICIS Petrochemical Index (IPEX) 

Published at the beginning of each month, the European IPEX is the European component of the global ICIS Petrochemical Index (IPEX), which provides a capacity-weighted measure of the average change in petrochemical prices over time.

The monthly US ICIS Petrochemical Index (IPEX)

Published at the beginning of each month, the US IPEX is the US component of the global ICIS Petrochemical Index (IPEX), which provides a capacity-weighted measure of the average change in petrochemical prices over time.

INTERACTIVE: Global IPEX for June up 1.70% on rising US and northwest Europe C3 and C4 prices

04 July 2018 14:42

Rising olefins prices helped push the global ICIS Petrochemical Index (IPEX) higher in June. Ethylene prices climbed in northeast Asia on supply-driven tightness while the June ethylene contract in Europe had firmed. June contracts for ethylene in the US settled up after falling for four months on long supply.