The ICIS Purified Terephthalic Acid (PTA) Report is published weekly in Asia and Europe

  • Spot price assessments are provided for the key China market, the Indian market as well as information on monthly contract settlements in China and Taiwan
  • CFR China Main Port (CMP) spot quotation is an important benchmark in the industry and is split into two categories to reflect anti-dumping duties
  • The PTA market is highly dependent on feedstock paraxylene (PX) and as such the weekly updates are for FD NWE monthly contract prices for PTA and for PX
  • The data is assessed using ICIS intelligence about upstream and downstream markets, including logistics, seasonal variance and historical data

Active Documents

Purified Terephthalic Acid Methodology Consultation 2017

Consultation

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

Purified Terephthalic Acid Methodology – 11 December 2017

Methodology

This is the ICIS pricing methodology for purified terephthalic acid (PTA). ICIS quotes PTA in Europe, Asia-Pacific (including the Chinese domestic market) and the USA. 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 PTA-Methodology-11-December-2017