The ICIS Oxo Alcohols report is published weekly in Asia, China, Europe and the US

  • CFR East Asia prices are quoted for isobutanol (IBA), 2 ethylhexanol (2-EH) and dioctyl phthalate (DOP), while normal butanol (NBA) is quoted for CFR NE Asia and SE Asia. CFR India prices are also quoted for 2-EH.
  • In Europe, NBA, IBA and 2-EH are quoted on a Free Delivered (FD) North West Europe (NWE) basis.
  • In the US, both contract and spot delivered prices are quoted for NBA, IBA and 2-EH, while FOB export prices are quoted for NBA, IBA and 2-EH.
  • In the Oxo-Alcohols (China) report, domestic 2-EH (2-ethylhexanol), NBA (N-butanol) and IBA (Isobutanol) cargoes assessed are 30-300 tonnes, CFR CMP standard cargoes are 1000 tonnes at minimum for NBA and 2-EH, CFR CMP standard cargoes are 500 tonnes at minimum for IBA.
  • Each report details the different market dynamics, including spot prices, supply and demand changes and feedstock movement.

Active Documents

Oxo-Alcohols Methodology Consultation 2023


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

Oxo-Alcohols Methodology – 7 November 2023


This is the ICIS pricing methodology for oxo-alcohols. ICIS quotes oxo-alcohols prices in Europe, Asia-Pacific and 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 […]