ICIS provides reliable data and analytics to inform your purchasing decisions


Visibility on chemical raw materials for the automotive sector to optimise your procurement strategy

As an automotive manufacturer, you deal with a number of petrochemical raw materials and parts suppliers and rely heavily on them to provide large quantities of good value materials.

ICIS global pricing data, news and analytics enable you to develop a data-driven pricing and procurement strategy. Backed by a global team of editors and consultants, our data, insights, and price and supply demand forecast analysis are verified and accurate, to help you address questions such as:

  • What is the current trading price of the chemical commodities you buy?
  • Are you sourcing your materials at the best price and at the best time?
  • How will the overall chemical trading dynamics affect your materials inventory and pricing scheme?


Short-term price and market outlook:
What are the weekly/daily prices of key automotive chemicals?

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Polybutylene Terephthalate Asia-Pacific

ICIS pricing reports provide regional price assessments of all key automotive chemicals traded regionally and globally. They are published daily or weekly, enabling you to keep track of trading prices, understand price drivers/fluctuations and have a reliable benchmark for contract price settlements.

Report coverage:

  • Spot and contract price assessments
  • Price history
  • Market commentary on trends and developments
  • Upstream and downstream movements
  • Transactions reported and confirmed
  • Plant and production news

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Mid-term planning:
What are the forecast prices for automotive chemicals such as PE and PP in the next 12 months?

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Polypropylene Asia price forecast report

ICIS consultants forecast the likely trading prices of polyolefins in the coming 12 months based on the supply and demand dynamics and market developments.

Report coverage:

  • Price forecasts: Rolling 12-month view of pricing including current prices and expected price trends.
  • Raw materials: Current data on the upstream feedstock prices affecting commodity market prices and margins.
  • Supply and demand balances: Historical and forecast data on supply and demand balances to support your decisions on production plans and operating rates.

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Long-term planning:
Will there be supply/demand imbalances over the long run that can push up prices of automotive chemicals?

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Supply and Demand

ICIS Supply and Demand data enables you to gain a mid- to long-term view of key automotive chemical markets.

It offers a breakdown of:

  • Global/regional import and export volumes
  • Production vs capacity
  • Producing companies by country
  • Trade balances
  • Historical and forecast data (1978-2030)

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Automotive commodities we cover include:

  • Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS)
  • Base Oils
  • Engineering Plastics
  • Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM)
  • Isocynates (TDI/MDI)
  • Nylon
  • Polyacetal
  • Polybutylene Terephthalate (PBT)
  • Polypropylene
  • Polycarbonate
  • Polymethyl Methacrylate (PMMA)
  • Polyols
  • Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)
  • Styrene Butadiene Rubber
  • Soda Ash

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Free Resource

Webinar: Butadiene and Rubber 2017 Outlook Free resource

SBR prices peaked just after the Chinese New Year but have since been falling. It is set to plummet further in April due to Butadiene cost. With these recent volatile movements, market players need to be ready for uncertainty and build strategies to cope with a variety of scenarios.

ICIS butadiene and rubber market experts, Helen Yan and Judith Wang, look at what the year ahead may bring for the Asian markets with a focus on:

  • Drivers of price trend
  • Supply, demand and production
  • China's vehicle market
  • Challenges facing Asian market

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