The ICIS Paraffin Wax Report is published weekly in Asia and Europe and monthly in the US.

  • In Asia, the report includes spot prices for bulk liquid and bulk slab (solid) wax on a FOB China basis. It also includes import prices on a CFR SE Asia basis.
  • In Europe, one section covers domestic prices for the different waxes most commonly used in Europe, while another section deals with spot trade and tends to be for wax originating in China. There is also a reference price for semi-refined paraffin wax.
  • The US has three spot quotes; two are for refined paraffin wax and one for slack wax, all on a FOB USG basis.

Active Documents

Paraffin Wax 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 paraffin wax weekly publications. The consultation asks both general questions about the suitability of the ICIS pricing methodology and questions […]

Paraffin Wax Methodology – 28 November 2023


This is the ICIS pricing methodology for paraffin wax. ICIS quotes paraffin wax prices in Europe, Asia-Pacific and the US Gulf. 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 […]