ICIS Benzene Global Price Forecast Report

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Produced by ICIS Consulting, the ICIS Benzene Global Price Forecast Report provides a detailed view of the global benzene and downstream markets to support your short to medium-term decisions. As well as objective data on current and historical prices, the report includes forecast prices for the CIF northwest Europe and FOB US Gulf benzene contract prices and the FOB South Korea spot price for benzene to help you understand where prices are heading.

Use the report to:

  • Gain an independent view on where the markets are heading
  • Review your market position
  • Support buying or selling decisions
  • Plan for production or investment activity
  • Negotiate contracts

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Report features

The ICIS Benzene Global price forecast report features a concise, easy-to-read format that includes all the details needed to make confident commercial decisions within the global benzene market. This report covers current and forecast prices, raw materials prices, supply, demand and capacity information, regional import and export data, trade flow forecasts, and margins.

To discuss the methodology applied and to understand more about the forecasts, subscribers to this price forecast report can talk directly to the report author, ICIS consultants Rob Peacock and Stephanie Kirby.

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About the authors

Rob Peacock

Rob is a Chemical Engineering graduate (B.Eng from Bradford University) and has spent most of his career in the chemicals market analysis and consulting business. He joined ICIS Consulting in June 2014, in the Sutton, UK office. Prior to ICIS, Rob spent almost four years at IHS Chemical (formerly CMAI), working in the Market Insights division. During his time at CMAI and IHS, Rob worked in the Aromatics team, working on both multi-client market pricing reports and supply demand studies, as well as some single-client studies. Prior to CMAI, he worked for BRG Ltd for eight years, eventually heading up its chemicals multiclient research. At this market intelligence company he worked mainly on the IAL Consultants brand, working on multi and single client studies in the specialty chemical, paints, polymers and polyurethanes markets, with polyurethanes a particular focus of IAL. Prior to BRG, Rob was a chemical industry analyst at Frost & Sullivan.

Stephanie Kirby

Stephanie is a Senior Aromatics Analyst with experience in analysis, reporting, and market research in aromatics in the petrochemical industry. Her industry experience includes the aromatic chemicals with a special focus in benzene and styrene. Her special skills include project co-ordinations, aromatics market knowledge, petrochemical industry knowledge, finding market trends and data management. Stephanie has developed domestic price forecasts for benzene

Trusted experience you can rely on

ICIS is the world’s largest petrochemical market information provider and has fast-growing chemical, energy and fertilizer divisions.

Our aim is to give companies a competitive advantage. We deliver trusted pricing data, high-value news, analysis and independent consulting, enabling you to make better-informed trading and planning decisions.

In November 2011, we acquired Parpinelli TECNON, an independent data and consulting business specialising in petrochemicals, feedstocks, energy, refining and specialty chemicals.

Now with over 30 years of historical supply and demand data, as well as future data projections and scenarios through 2030, ICIS can help you explore future global supply and demand trends and improve your planning and research capabilities.

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ICIS Special Publication: Benzene – Will the US find enough?

Readjustments to global benzene pricing last year saw Europe become the most expensive region for the first time since 2011.

In this whitepaper, ICIS Consultant, Rob Peacock explains what caused the market changes. He then goes on to explain the factors which will affect the market heading into 2017, including new aromatics capacity coming on stream and the restart of some idled facilities in southeast Asia.

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Price Forecast Window

ICIS Price forecasts are now available on the Dashboard channel using the Price Forecast Window.

ICIS Dashboard subscribers who receive the price forecast report will be able to access monthly benzene price forecast curves on the ICIS Dashboard with commentary from our analysts, alongside up to 12-months worth of historical prices.

This window allows the user to chart the price forecast against the last (rolling) twelve months of related price history. In addition to this, users can plot the last 12 months of price forecasts too enabling them to see how the forecasts have progressed as time has moved on, as well as how accurate the ICIS forecast has been.

Users can convert this data into different currencies and units as well as download this data into excel in order to easily enter into their own calculations.

To find out more or take a trial click here.

Why choose this report?

The ICIS Benzene Global Price Forecast Report is an essential tool in making buying and selling decisions. By subscribing to the report, you will be able to stay ahead of your competition by getting the information you need to assess the market in the short-to-medium term.

  • Use 12-month rolling price forecasts to see where prices are heading
  • Gain insight into the global benzene market
  • Understand how prices and margins impact profitability
  • Read analyses of producer margins and benzene market dynamics
  • Gauge whether prices will go up or down in the short-to-medium-term
  • Plan production activity levels
  • You can contact the author for further in-depth questions
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How do market moves impact prices?

ICIS offers independent and reliable pricing and market intelligence for the global petrochemical, energy and fertilizer markets.

Covering more than 180 commodities and all major trading regions, we provide pricing information you can rely on to support your commercial decisions.

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