The ICIS Toluene report is covered weekly and daily in Asia, China, Europe and the US

  • In Asia, a weekly range and end of week assessment are quoted for seven different areas and trades take place on a FOB Korea and Chinese yuan ex-tank basis daily
  • In Europe, monthly contract prices are quoted FOB NWE and spot is on a FOB Rdam and CIF Med basis
  • The US has two main price quotes; nitration grade toluene and commercial grade toluene, both are quoted on a FOB barges basis
  • The weekly BTX (Benzene/Toluene/Xylenes) China report quotes spot prices for East China ex-tank and for import arrivals and provides the Friday close price assessment
  • Follow real-time alerts through price alert service, daily noon and evening snapshots as well as the weekly reports

Active Documents

Toluene Methodology Consultation 2022


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

Toluene Methodology – 21 September 2023


This is the ICIS pricing methodology for toluene. ICIS quotes toluene prices in Europe, Asia-Pacific, China 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 […]