ICIS is implementing a process of rolling consultation on all of its methodologies. This consultation paper is part of this formal process and covers all of the ICIS primary price points included in the acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS) weekly publications.

The consultation asked both general questions about the suitability of the ICIS methodology and questions addressing specific ABS market issues.

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ICIS Decision

There were two formal responses to consultation GMC 19/14, one anonymous and one confidential.

The anonymous response is posted here:

The confidential response was regarding the US report, and suggested using monomer costs together with official market increase announcements to assess market prices.

ICIS will not be proposing any immediate changes to the methodology of the ABS Report. Any decision to change this methodology will be communicated to subscribers using the usual channels and with the usual notice period.

ICIS continues to welcome any feedback on its ABS methodology outside of the formal consultation process.

To provide further comments or feedback please contact Barbara Ortner, Head of Market Reporting:

Consultation on this document closed on 21 August 2014