The ICIS Butanediol report is covered weekly in Asia and Europe

  • Spot assessments in Asia are on a CFR China main port basis for material traded in bulk and drums and Chinese domestic prices on a delivered basis
  • In Europe, the report contains one quarterly contract quote assessed on a FD NWE basis
  • The market commentary includes information about production issues and feedstock movements
  • Use the reports to follow price drivers and fluctuations, inform your internal market modelling, back up your negotiations and determine settlement and contract terms

Active Documents

Butanediol Methodology Consultation 2018


ICIS is implementing a process of rolling consultation on all of its pricing methodologies. This consultation paper is part of this formal process and covers all of the ICIS primary price points included in the butanediol weekly publications. The consultation asks both general questions about the suitability of the ICIS pricing methodology and questions addressing specific […]

Butanediol Consultation Responses 2018

Response Summary

BDO Methodology Consultation – Summary of responses Following the announcement that ICIS would be launching a formal methodology consultation process, we have received one response to consultation GMC 04/18. The response is to be made public but anonymised, at the sender’s request. To read the public response, please click on the link below. Butanediol-Response-1 There was […]

Butanediol Methodology – 8 May 2018


This is the ICIS pricing methodology for butanediol. ICIS quotes butanediol prices in Europe/North America and Asia-Pacific. ICIS continuously develops, reviews and revises its methodologies in consultation with industry participants. Previous versions of this methodology can be found under Archived Documents. To find out more, please see Butandiol-Methodology-8-May-2018