Stay on top of the global plastics market

Significant volatility in the plastics industry means re liable market intelligence is vital to make the right decisions and drive your business forward. Whether you are a decision-maker or a deal-maker, you can trust ICIS deliver the information you need to identify opportunities in the plastics marketplace.

We offer short-to-long term solutions for operators in the fast-moving plastics markets - from pricing data, news and analysis, to supply and demand forecasts, ensuring you can evaluate the market from every angle.

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ICIS plastics intelligence will help you:

  • Decide the best time and price at which to make the most profitable trade
  • Monitor global and regional trade flows, including supply-demand balances
  • Stay informed on breaking industry news that can sway the market instantly
  • Be guided in your long-term planning and investment strategies
  • Make more informed production or commercial decisions

We produce dedicated regional price reports for eight major regions – Africa, Asia, China, CIS, Europe, Latin America, Middle East and the US.


A comprehensive range of services to support your needs

Reliable pricing information

Price reportsRegional price assessments, enabling you to keep track of the latest prices. This allows you to understand price drivers and set a benchmark for contract settlements.

  • Spot/contract prices
  • Supply/demand and trading activity
  • Production capacity and feedstock updates
  • Cash cost and margins and forward curves for selected commodities and regions

Price forecast reports - Produced by ICIS consulting team, this invaluable tool supports your short-to-medium term plans as it provides a comprehensive coverage of where the market is heading.

  • 12-month price forecast
  • Trade balances
  • Information on raw materials
  • Sentiment index based on feedback from market players

All reports are delivered to you online via the ICIS dashboard. Here you can view your reports and also access other useful services including related news, analysis, historical data and market alerts.

Breaking news as it happens

ICIS news brings you breaking chemical news as it happens – including market moves, analysis, data and more. The service is reliable, authoritative and always available when you need it most.

With ICIS news, you’ll receive:

  • Market news, data and analysis
  • A global perspective from our worldwide network of reporters
  • Comprehensive coverage including emerging markets
  • Regional expertise giving you superior market insight
  • Advanced customisation and email alerts
  • Current and forthcoming plants and projects
  • Access to 900,000 articles and over 10 years of news archives

INSIGHT: Europe chemicals get jittery

BARCELONA (ICIS)--After a bullish run in sales growth and profitability, Europe’s petrochemical sector has entered a new phase where multiple... Fri, 19 Oct 2018

Circular economy central to plastics packaging business - Dow exec

CHICAGO (ICIS)--As the chemical industry and brand owners that use plastic resins increasingly focus on creating circular economies, Dow Chemical has... Fri, 19 Oct 2018

Plant status: Nan Ya Plastics restarts Taiwan PET plant after maintenance

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Here is a plant status report: Name: Nan Ya Plastics Location: Kwei Shan, Taiwan Product: Polyethylene Terephthalate... Fri, 19 Oct 2018

In-depth market data and analysis

Annual studies - Global and China-specific reports, providing you with the information you need in the medium-to-long term including expert analysis and forecast data on supply, demand, production and capacity for key plastics markets.

Supply and demand database - A single, highly searchable source of detailed historical and forecast data to support you in long-term planning. This online database service combines fully reconciled supply/demand, trade, capacity and ownership to give you multiple views of the market from a global, regional or country specific perspective.

Consulting Service

ICIS Consulting carries out detailed investigations to provide you with insight on how current and future price trends, margins, and supply/demand balances could affect your business. A dedicated team is also available in China to provide you with research and analysis of the region’s domestic market and its impact on global markets.