The ICIS Cumene report is published monthly in the US

  • The monthly US report includes a formula-based price assessment, which is updated monthly upon confirmation of benzene and refinery-grade propylene prices
  • The formula is an average of several industry reference formulas
  • The report offers market commentaries that include details of trade transactions, news on the supply-demand balance, export-import information, contract price negotiations and general sentiment for price direction
  • The latest prices and trends on upstream markets benzene, propylene, and crude oil prices are also given

Active Documents

Cumene Methodology – 13 June 2023


This is the ICIS pricing methodology for cumene. ICIS quotes cumene prices in the US. ICIS continuously develops, reviews and revises its methodologies in consultation with industry participants. Previous versions of this methodology can be found under Archived Documents. For a copy of an archived methodology document, please email To find out more, please see Cumene Methodology […]

Cumene Methodology Consultation 2024


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 cumene weekly publications. The consultation asks both general questions about the suitability of the ICIS pricing methodology and questions addressing […]