The ICIS Para/Ortho-Xylenes Report is published weekly in Asia, Europe and the US

  • In Asia, there is both a daily and a weekly report for paraxylene (PX) with assessments for the CFR Taiwan and China main port (CMP) price. The report also includes the monthly Asia contract price (ACP) as well as the China domestic delivered quote. For orthoxylene (OX), FOB and CFR NE Asia prices are quoted and CFR India and SE Asia are also provided
  • In Europe, the PX and OX report shows a monthly contract price for both markets on a FD NWE basis as well as weekly spot quotations on a FOB Rotterdam basis
  • In the US, PX and OX have two quotes each; one for monthly contracts on a delivered basis and one for spot on a FOB export basis
  • ICIS engages with a wide cross-section of market players: producers, traders and consumers in order to eliminate bias and to ensure accurate price assessments that provide useful benchmarks used within the industry

Active Documents

Paraxylene-Orthoxylene Methodology Consultation 2019


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

Para/Ortho-Xylenes Methodology – 14 February 2020


This is the ICIS pricing methodology for para/ortho-xylenes. ICIS pricing quotes paraxylene and orthoxylene in combined reports published separately 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 […]