The ICIS Weekly Margin – Polyethylene (PE) US Report is published weekly

  • The report contains the business model, the margin calculation, the difference between integrated and non-integrated and model yield pattern and calculation
  • There are 18 ICIS pricing inputs used to generate the full content of this report; these include different grades of PE, Ethane, Naphtha, Propylene and Ethylene. There are also conversions for Ethane, Benzene, Gasoline, Fuel oil and Natural Gas
  • The longer range views show spot versus contract margin (ethane versus naphtha based) and a comparative data chart for HDPE and LDPE on alternate weeks
  • The margin reports are designed to complement ICIS’ highly regarded pricing data and provides a clear indication of the direction of business cash costs and cash margins, forming a basis for informed market positioning by sellers, buyers and traders

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Polyethylene US Margin Report Methodology – 30 September 2015


This document is intended to provide methodology support for customers receiving the ICIS Weekly Margin – PE US report. ICIS continuously develops, reviews and revises its methodologies in consultation with industry participants. Previous versions of this methodology can be found under Archived Documents. To find out more, please see Polyethylene US Margin Report Methodology – 30 […]