Ethylene China prices, markets & analysis

ICIS offers an unparalleled range of short-to-long term solutions that are derived by our network of locally based market experts, to provide you with the information you need to effectively enter or trade in the Chinese ethylene markets.

  • Weekly price reports
  • News and market commentary
  • In-depth annual studies
  • Supply and demand data (up to 2030)

Use ICIS information to:

  • Follow price fluctuations and drivers
  • Monitor supply/demand dynamics
  • Negotiate contracts using a direct price reference
  • Input into your own internal analytical models 

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The ICIS China ethylene monthly report provides information on the prices, and supply-demand balance for this important chemical in China The report includes cost and freight (CFR) ethylene price assessments for southeast and northeast Asia, as well as free on board (FOB) prices from South Korea and southeast Asia.


Upstream markets from crude to naphtha and downstream markets: polyethylene, styrene monomer, monoethylene glycol (MEG) and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) are also included in the coverage. This helps to provide a complete picture of the ethylene value chain.


Production is tracked in Asia with a particular focus on China. This information, combined with access to import and export details, and operating rates of derivative plants in China, provides important insights into the supply-demand balance.


Subscribers value the report because it gives a clear overview across the market in China, and helps them to make business decisions.

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Ethylene news and market information products from ICIS

We offer the following regional Ethylene coverage to keep you informed of factors and developments affecting prices in the China Ethylene marketplace.

  • Price reporting

    Price Reporting – More information about the price reports we publish on Ethylene

    Independent price assessments and market coverage

  • Price history

    Price History – More information about the historical price data we publish on Gas

    Track historical price data

  • Specialist reporting

    Other types of reports we cover for Ethylene

    Use margin reports to assess the profitability of commodities

  • News & analysis

    News & Analysis -  News & market analysis specifically relating to Ethylene

    Breaking news of latest developments affecting the markets.

    Insight and analysis of factors driving prices.