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: Stronger NWE and US prices drive monthly IPEX higher

03 October

Northeast Asia paraxylene prices continued to rise strongly on demand for purified terephthalic acid (PTA) production and regional supply constraints.

Butadiene prices in the region were under pressure on more available capacity and weaker synthetic rubber and ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) markets.