How do we gather our information?

Our price reporting methodology sets the standards you trust

Increased market transparency

Our methodology reflects market reality, reporting the industry and market activity as it is.

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.


Market relevance and objectivity

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.


Setting global standards

Over 25 years of reporting on key chemicals and oil markets 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.


ICIS Methodology Consultations

ICIS is implementing a process of rolling consultation on all of its pricing methodologies as part of a formal process and covers all of the ICIS primary price points included in the publications.

View the list of products under consultation and closed consultation or find out more about our Compliance Methodology


About ICIS price report methodologies

For more information about ICIS methodologies and general compliance please visit our compliance centre.

A chemical conversion table is also available.