The ICIS Phthalic Anhydride Report is published weekly in Asia and Europe and monthly in the US

  • In Asia spot is quoted on a CFR China Main Port (CMP) and SE Asia, and CIF India basis. The report also keeps track of key supply-demand dynamics in the domestic China market and quotes on important local prices in east and south China on an ex-warehouse basis.
  • Europe quotes monthly contract prices and spot prices for both liquid and flake material on a FD NWE basis.
  • In the US, monthly contract prices are quoted for molten on a FOB basis and flake on a delivered basis.
  • With information in the upstream orthoxylene (OX) market and the downstream plasticizers market, there is a complete view throughout the chain.
  • Use the report to understand price drivers and fluctuations, develop internal analytical models and negotiate deals with confidence.

Active Documents

Phthalic Anhydride 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 phthalic anhydride weekly publications. The consultation asks both general questions about the suitability of the ICIS pricing methodology and questions […]

Phthalic Anhydride Methodology – 25 January 2024


This is the ICIS pricing methodology for phthalic anhydride. ICIS quotes phthalic anhydride 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 […]