Our insights into regional Base oils-Lubes markets are provided by our network of reporters based locally in those markets.
This enables us to provide in-depth price assessments and market coverage that are reliable and up-to-date on the very latest developments.
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- See what’s driving prices
- Understand fluctuations
- Feed into your own analytical models
- Confidently negotiate deals
- Underpin settlements and contracts
Base oils-Lubes news and market information products from ICIS
We offer the following regional Base oils-Lubes coverage to keep you informed of factors and developments affecting prices in the China Base oils-Lubes marketplace.
Price Reporting – More information about the price reports we publish on Base oils-Lubes
Independent price assessments and market coverage
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News & Analysis - News & market analysis specifically relating to Base oils-Lubes
Breaking news of latest developments affecting the markets.
Insight and analysis of factors driving prices.
ICIS has a global network of reporters in Houston, London, Singapore, Shanghai, Mumbai and Moscow, ensuring unrivalled coverage of established and emerging markets.
Our team of locally based experts report on prices and the factors driving prices in their region, giving you a depth of insight that is only possible by developing contacts and building local knowledge.
Their understanding of the local market and expert price reporting enables us to produce independent and unbiased price assessments, relied upon by key market makers for their decision making.
Our Base oils-Lubes pricing information is published in individual reports for each regional market we cover.
ICIS produces a weekly China base oils report that carries both local and imported prices on Group I, II and III grades.
Our report provides independent assessments mainly on ex-tank prices in east China, south China and north China.
We include the main reasons supporting price movements, including the latest transactions, buyer and seller sentiment and the influence from the international market.
We also assess cost & freight (CFR) China prices, and provide an import cost equivalent in yuan to help readers identify and analyse opportunities in the local market.
Every week, our team collects a huge amount of information from local and overseas producers, traders, importers and mid to large lubricant plants, helping to bring greater transparency to China’s supply and demand balance for our readers.
The China report is highly regarded by our customers globally, and is an important reference for business in the key China market.
ICIS collects pricing data on a wide range of chemical, energy and fertilizer products, including Base oils-Lubes. Our extensive experience in price reporting means we can offer you access to historical data dating back more than 20 years for certain commodities.
Our time series of pricing data enable you to build and model trends, to get a view of where markets might be heading. The data service includes charting functionality, allowing you to chart and download multiple data series for manipulation in your own internal models. You can also export data to Excel via the ICIS dashboard service.
ICIS price assessments are based on information gathered from a wide cross-section of the market, comprising consumers, producers, traders and distributors from more than 250 reporters world-wide. Confirmed deals, verified by both buyer and seller, provide the foundation of our price assessments.
Our in-depth market knowledge drives our specialist focus, as we recognise the importance of individual market dynamics and not a one-size-fits-all approach.
Over 25 years of reporting on key chemicals markets, including Base oils-Lubes, has brought global recognition of our methodology as being unbiased, authoritative and rigorous in preserving our editorial integrity. Our global network of reporters in Houston, London, Singapore, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Mumbai, Perth and Moscow ensures unrivalled coverage of established and emerging markets.