150 years of shaping the world by connecting markets to optimise global resources
ICIS – Independent Commodity Intelligence Services – connects data, markets and customers to create a comprehensive trusted view of global commodities markets, enabling smarter business decisions that help optimise the world’s resources. For decades, our prices have been the backbone of thousands of transactions around the world.
Making the world’s most important markets more trusted and predictable
At ICIS, we help businesses across the chemical and energy markets make strategic decisions, mitigate risk and capitalise on new opportunities. A trusted source and benchmark for price information and insight across key commodities markets worldwide, our independent, transparent market intelligence informs thousands of quality decisions every day- taking the pressure out of negotiations and giving customers space for more innovative thinking.
With an impressive 150-year heritage, we are uniquely placed to draw on years of robust market expertise and a network of deep industry relationships. Our expert analysts and market specialists are embedded in over 143 markets globally, tracking, interpreting and translating market developments for customers daily. It’s our passion and commitment to our industry that sets us apart. Starting in the early days of petrochemical publications, to today being at the forefront of industry innovation, expanding our business with select targeted acquisitions, leveraging deep customer understanding to deploy analytical tools with sophisticated technology.
Our current ICB magazine ancestor, Oil, Paint and Drug Reporter starts providing insight on specialty commodity pricing information, alongside ads for heroin and cocaine (for horse control).
ICIS is founded in Paris by Humphrey Hinshelwood and in 1984 merged with London Oil Reports to become ICIS-LOR.
RELX acquires ICIS-LOR, giving the business access to its growing data and analytics platform.
Investment in key data & analytics and select acquisitions including Schnell Publishing, Heren Energy, CBI China Co, Parpinelli TECNON, and Tschach Solutions.
ICIS is a founding member of the trio of PRAs that create the Principles for Price Reporting Agencies with IOSCO.
Acquires Chemical Data (CDI) expanding US chemical price and analytics portfolio. We are also in a unique position to leverage big data and analytics as part of our parent company, RELX, a FTSE15 data and analytics company with over 30,000 experts across 40 countries. With our intelligence, we shape the world by connecting markets to optimise the world’s valuable resources.