At-a-glance market drivers analysis and actionable impact commentary
The Price Drivers Analytics are part of the new analytics solutions for petrochemicals and fertilizers. This is a new tool providing you with diagnostic analytics to help you monitor competition beyond your country and region in order to maximise your margin potential and optimise sales opportunities. You can now access this on your ICIS Dashboard via the pre-defined workspaces, for the chemicals and fertilizers commodities that you subscribe to. See list of commodities and regions available »
ICIS editors, who are experts in the markets that they cover, manage the pre-defined analytical workspaces. The information and comparative data is in line with the ICIS price assessments, validated by ICIS editors’ knowledge of the market and calculated using multiple factors and information about how the market responds to price changes.
Charts provided will include relevant cross-commodity and cross-regional trend analysis. The type of chart depends on the market and includes impact commentaries that enable you to quickly understand what this means for the market.
A like-for-like price comparison between import cargo and domestic production for a given commodity in a specified region. This enables you to compare the competitiveness of import cargoes with domestic production.
Displays a comparative trend on cost competitiveness of alternative materials.
Shows which destinations are the most attractive opportunities for exporters to sell to – a key driver of trade flow and supply changes. This is based on the net price difference between destination price and the sum of associated costs, including typical freight and market price at origin.
Relative price comparisons between upstream and downstream, that drive changes in operating rates, supply and demand. Managed and updated by ICIS editors, the calculation takes into account where applicable commodity conversion factors for a like-for-like comparison with feedstock costs.